|June 24, 2013: General Assembly Foundation of the Center for Research on Dutch Jewry|
|Day Symposium: Performing Arts in Holland During the Holocaust|
|Books For Sale April 2013|
|Second Israel Prize for Member Center's Academic Council|
|The Great Synagogue of Amsterdam: Chazan Maroko|
|Mifgash B'Beit Ariela with Rivka Weiss-Blok|
|Center Congratulates Former Chairman Yosef Kaplan with Israel Prize 2013|
|Extensive List of Acquisitions Library February 2013 (nr. 36)|
The Center for Research on Dutch Jewry deals with the history, the culture and the traditions of Dutch Jewry. This includes, inter alia, Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews, their social and cultural history, their literature, their philosophy and art, both in the Netherlands and outside of the Netherlands
The general aim of the Center is to stimulate and initiate scientific research on Dutch-Jewish history, in the broadest sense of the word. To realize this, a symposium is organized every three years, alternating between Israel and the Netherlands. In addition, research projects are conducted relating to various subjects, such as the history of the Portuguese Jews in the 17th and the 18th century, oral history, liturgical music, the translation of books and documents into Hebrew, etc. The Center houses a unique book collection, consisting of thousands of books and archives, including periodicals, documents, and audio-visual material. This collection is being expanded continuously, and the catalogue system is being modernized. There are plans to establish an audio-visual department in the near future, which will make pictures and audio material accessible via the internet.
The Center, established in 1968 at the initiative of Dr. Jozeph Michman z"l, became part of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1972. Since that date, the academic activities of the Center are coordinated within the framework of the Ben-Zion Dinur Institute for Research on Jewish History. This is a large research institute for Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the purpose of encouraging research on and publishing about Jewish history in Israel and the Diaspora.
The Center for Research on Dutch Jewry is governed by an Academic Committee, consisting of representatives from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Center has a supporting organization of Friends of the Center, in Israel as well as in the Netherlands.
General Assembly 2013 of the Foundation of the Center for Research on Dutch Jewry
24.6.2013 | 16:00 hrs | Room 1001, Rabin Building, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem
Day Symposium: Performing Arts in Holland During the Holocaust
Monday, 6 May 2013 | from 9:00hrs to 15:00hrs | Yad Vashem Auditorium, Har Hazikaron Jerusalem | The symposium will be held in Hebrew and English with simultaneous translation
Second Israel Prize Member Center's Academic Council
The Center for Research on Dutch Jewish History is proud to announce that another member of her Academic Council, Professor Chawa Turniansky, was awarded the Israel Prize in April 2013.
The Great Synagogue of Amsterdam: Chazan Maroko
In the light of US President Obama's visit in Israel, Yad Vashem has offered him a copy of part of a rare hand written composition by the hand of Chazan Maroko. Who is Chazan Maroko?
Dutch Jewry Discussion on Establishing Jewish Hospital in Jerusalem
Postponed. New date and time will be available soon.
Center Congratulates Former Chairman Yosef Kaplan with Israel Prize 2013
Professor Yosef Kaplan, Bernard Cherrick Professor emeritus of the History of the Jewish People, has been awarded the Israel Prize 2013 for his work on the history of the Jewish people.