Center sponsoring Israel's famed Batsheva dance company's performance at UCLA March 15-16. Discount tickets available.
The Center's first Winter event will explore how university innovations make it to the market in the US & Israel
Former US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro visits Mobileye, one of Israel's most successful technology transfer stories (Photo: US Embassy Tel Aviv/Wikimedia Commons) CC BY 2.0
Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz, recipient of the Center's 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award, passes away at 79
The courses the Center is sponsoring in Winter 2019 can count towards a number of degrees in departments across campus


From Campus to Market: Technology Transfer in the US and Israel
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Rise of Ethnic Nationalism
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM


Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has died at age 79

One of Israel's best known and most revered contemporary authors, Oz was the recipient of a multitude of honors, including the 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award.

Lost – and found – in translation

At his October 29th talk, Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Omri Asscher will speak about how translations of American Jewish and Israeli literature have played an important role in the construction of Jewish identities in the US and Israel.

Guest Column

Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Student Voices

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.


Postdoc presents at Association for Jewish Studies conference

Dr. Omri Asscher presented on a component of his research at the AJS's annual conference held in Boston, MA on Tuesday. "Moral Dilemmas: Negotiating Jewish-American Critique in Israeli Literary Discourse" examined the Israeli reception of works by Jewish-American writers and how Israeli critics dealt with unflattering portrayals of Israeli ethics and values.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Visiting professor shares insights on development of Israeli music with community

In an invited lecture at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County titled "Found in Translation? Foreign Songs and the Creation of Israeli Musical Culture," Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin spoke examined the role of foreign music in creating a uniquely Israeli musical culture.

Friday, November 30, 2018


Center applauds UC Chancellors' decision on academic boycott
The Y&S Nazarian Center welcomes the unanimous decision by the UC Chancellors to continue engaging and partnering with Israeli colleagues, colleges, and universities.

Center welcomes former Israeli Foreign Minister as visiting professor
Tel Aviv University Professor Emeritus Shlomo Ben-Ami will be hosted by the Center during Winter Quarter. During his time at UCLA, Prof. Ben-Ami will teach a course on conflict and conflict resolution as well as give a public talk on "The Rise of Ethnic Nationalism" in February.

Center sponsoring diverse courses in Winter 2019
The classes cover a wide range of topics and can count towards a number of different degrees in departments across campus.

Center organizing 2nd undergraduate conference
Following up on last year's success, the Center will host its 2nd Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies in June. Students from UCLA and beyond will present at the conference, the theme of which is "Israel - Between East and West."