Upcoming Events

American Jews and Israel: Moving in Opposite Directions?
A conference to commemorate Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Tuesday, April 24th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Prince George’s Room

Recent events have made it clear there is currently U.S. Israel Flagsa crisis in the relations between American Jews and  Israel.  In response, GIIS and MOMENT are holding a public conference to better analyze and understand it.  Participants will include scholars, activists, and community leaders representing a wide range of views.  Distinguished speaker: Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the  Union for Reform Judaism.

The conference is free and open to the public. RSVP online, by phone to 301-405-9413 or email Avis Koeiman: akoeiman@umd.edu.

Tel-Aviv-from City of gardens to world City
Featuring Visiting Professor Eran Eldar

Wednesday, May 2nd | 12:30 – 2:00 PM
H. J. Patterson Hall, Room 1102


Tel Aviv at sunset, Israel

How did the garden neighborhood of Ahuzat Bayit become a city world called Tel Aviv? Is Tel Aviv really a city like New York, Paris or London? Or did we exaggerate a bit? The history of Tel Aviv from Dizengoff on a horseback to subway under Dizengoff Street.

Dr. Eran Eldar is a historian, specializing in urbanization in Israel, the history of the Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His primary research interest is the geographical, cultural, and political history of the State of Israel.