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Sharon Nazarian with students (photo: peggy mcinerny)

Support Israel Studies at UCLA

$1M Matching Challenge Grant for Teaching About Modern Israel

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has generously given the Y&S Nazarian Center a $1 million matching challenge grant to support the expansion of teaching about modern Israel at UCLA. Money raised from this challenge will go to a total goal of $2 million in endowment funds designated for teaching in Israel studies. Click here to learn how you can participate in the dollar-for-dollar match.


Make a Gift Today 

Private philanthropy is critical to the health and vitality of our program. There are many ways to give, including outright gifts, donor advised funds (DAFs), pledges payable over time, and permanent endowments. All gifts are tax-deductible and may be directed to the area of greatest interest to you. We look forward to discussing with you how your gift can make a significant impact.

Join The Friends of the Nazarian Center

Annual donors of $250 or more may join The Friends of the Nazarian Center and receive special benefits, including exclusive opportunities to engage with world-class experts and artists, and to explore the most pressing issues facing Israel.


The Friends provide critical discretionary funding to further our mission of education about Israel on campus. For more information about membership levels and benefits, or to join click here.


If you have any questions about giving to the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, please contact Maura Kleeman Resnick, Executive Director at mkresnick@international.ucla.edu or International Institute Director of Development Gil Ramirez at gramirez@international.ucla.edu