The Zalman Shazar Center aims to promote research of the history of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and to foster Jewish historical consciousness in the spirit of the personal legacy and endeavors of President Zalman Shazar. The Zalman Shazar Center is a bridge between the work of professional historians and the general public. The Center’s various programs carry great import as the future of every people depends upon knowledge of its past.
Various courses are available at different times of year in Jewish history, Peoplehood, Israel and more. Courses largely in Hebrew. They also sell books, publish articles, and conduct conferences on these topics throughout the year. For example, there is a course being offered in English called, ‘Creativity and Catastrophe: European Culture and the Jews in the 19th and 20th Centuries.’
About The Zalman Shazar Center
The Zalman Shazar Center was established in 1973 by the Historical Society of Israel with the assistance of the government of Israel, in honor of Zalman Shazar, the third president of the State of Israel. The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History Law was passed on October 12, 2010, as a result of which the Zalman Shazar Center became a government corporation. With the law’s enactment, the non-profit association was dismantled and the Center’s activities were transferred to the corporation