We educate the next generation of Chicago's Jewish community and connect them to seasoned experts and world-class scholars.

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    Lecture Series

    We support hundreds of on-campus speaking engagements annually with world class scholars, journalists, and experts from various fields. 

    Hear what experts in the field say about IEC:

        Video: Yossi Klein Halevi
        Video: Gil Hoffman
        Video: Yaakov Katz

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    Campus partnerships

    IEC promotes a broad understanding of Israel by working in partnership with diverse academic departments, faculty, student groups and national/international organizations.

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    Israel Studies Project

    Adding to our extensive campus-based activities, we support the Israel Studies Project to advance the serious study of Israel in major Illinois universities. Read more.

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    IEC has facilitated in-depth educational experiences for students, teachers, and professors with experts from diverse fields both in Illinois and in Israel.

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    Community Outreach

    IEC professionals and interns visit high schools, synagogues, and community centers to share their experiences advocating for Israel on-campus and encourage students to connect to Jewish life on campus. Bring IEC to your community

"We are always going to need expert witnesses on Israel for students and faculty. IEC does a great job of bringing in people who don’t polarize. Where we have had specific needs on campus, IEC has been wonderful at meeting our needs."

— Faculty Member

Real Stories. Changed Lives.

Highlights of personal stories and lives impacted by the opportunities offered through JUF's Israel Education Center. Read the Blog.

Ask an Israel Educator.

Got questions? Get answers here. Find out more about the IEC and ways to connect with Israel. Email IEC.

Funding Request Form

If you would like to initiate a campus program about Israel, apply for funding here.