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  • Promoting faculty-based projects and fostering research and teaching that contribute to the study of the state of Israel, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Summer in Israel Program
  • Supporting visiting professors as well as graduate students through graduate fellowships and student exchanges
  • Collaborating with Concordia academics already involved with or interested in Israel Studies, as well as other researchers in Montreal and throughout Canada.
  • Promoting teaching, research and scholarship

Our directors

The Associate Director, Norma Joseph (Religion and Cultures) and Director, Csaba Nikolenyi (Political Science) The Associate Director, Norma Joseph (Religion) and Director, Csaba Nikolenyi (Political Science)

The activities of the Institute are managed by the Director, Csaba Nikolenyi (Political Science) and the Associate Director, Norma Joseph (Religions and Cultures) and coordinated by an Academic Advisory Group.  Concordia faculty members are invited to join the Institute as Fellows.


The staff at the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is always happy to answer your educational needs on Israel studies.


Jennifer Solomon, Assistant to the Institute Director

(514)848-2424 ext: 8721 

To learn more about Jennifer and her contributions to the Institute, please refer to our 2012 & 2017 newsletters.




Lisa Komlos, Marketing and Social Media Director

(514)848-2424 ext: 8721

To learn more about Lisa, please refer to our 2019 newsletter.


Several members of the Institute are active in the Association for Israel Studies, the flagship international scholarly association of the academic field of Israel studies. 

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