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Student Voices Archive

Studying abroad in Israel: A law student's perspective

UCLA Law School student and study abroad scholarship recipient Amit Liran shares insights from his semester abroad at Tel Aviv University where he immersed himself in Israeli and international law in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, March 18, 2019

An unexpected opportunity

Thanks to a scholarship from the Y&S Nazarian Center, transfer student Sebastian Feldman was able to study abroad in Israel - an experience he hoped for, but didn't expect would be possible.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Students share their study abroad experiences

Students who recently studied in Israel share diverse experiences from their time studying abroad thanks to funding provided by the Y&S Nazarian Center.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Students discuss exploring new perspectives in Center-sponsored course

In Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim's course "Modern Israel: Politics, Society, Culture," students engaged with diverse viewpoints on the wide range of topics covered in the Spring Quarter class.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Experiencing contemporary Israeli dance in UCLA classrooms

Students share their experiences from the master classes of two award-winning Israeli dance professionals hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Students share experiences from "Symbolic Places & Spaces" class

Students spoke with the Center about Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin's Fall 2017 course, "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories."

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Finding the beauty of Israel

Valerie Braaten traveled to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Fall 2015 to continue her dance studies thanks to the Mudie-Glaser Scholarship for Study.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A whirlwind month of Hebrew immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9 Records Found


News & Articles

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies mourns the passing of

The renowned scholar and prominent activist for civil rights was committed to preserving Israel's identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Faculty Q&A: Normalization Agreement Announced Between Israel and UAE ​

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies and the director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, talks about the significance and implications of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announcing an opening of diplomatic ties.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

News & Articles Archive

Faculty & Scholar News

Visiting scholar gives series of online community talks focused on

Nazarian Center Visiting Scholar Nili Alon Amit conducted a series of online talks over the summer for community members at West LA's Sinai Temple focused on “Happiness in Jewish and Israeli literature, from the Hebrew Bible to modern Israeli poets. Also, she is finishing up a forthcoming book, "On Happy Souls: The History of Happiness in Western Culture," Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Professor Waxman quoted in Jerusalem Post article on Jewish American

Nazarian Center's director, Professor Dov Waxman, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post article titled "How are Republicans, Democrats reaching out to Jewish voters?" by reporter Omri Nahmias which was published on Sept. 3. Find the article here: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/how-are-republicans-democrats-reaching-out-to-jewish-voters-641031

Friday, September 4, 2020

Faculty & Scholar News Archive

Guest Columns

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis

After a year of political deadlock and three elections, Israel is on the brink of finally getting a new government. Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies research fellow Liron Lavi explains what motivated Israelis to vote time and again and why, despite predictions, voter turnout actually increased, especially among Arab citizens of Israel.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Israeli Kurdophilia and the American 'Betrayal' of the Syrian Kurds

Y&S Nazarian Center postdoctoral fellow Scott Abramson looks at Israeli sympathy for the Syrian Kurds in light of recent American policy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Guest Columns Archive