The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement. The world’s only academic center of its kind, the HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public. The Institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming, and offers competitive grant and internship programs.

Among our primary goals is to advance the fields of Women’s/Gender Studies and Judaic Studies by introducing both to each other, while supporting the work of individual scholars in these areas. In doing so, we broaden contemporary understandings of Jewish women’s lives, history, roles and experiences.