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To raise awareness about the work of Tag Institute and to attract new researchers to Jewish Social Values research, we are collaborating with academic and educational institutions to conduct seminars.

On April 9th 2013, Tag Institute joined with the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University to host a seminar on Trauma and Healing: Jewish Values, Global Challenges.

Speakers in included Rabbi Dr Shmuly Yanklowitz, Founder and President, Uri L’Tzedek, who spoke on ‘Jewish Values, Global Challenges’ Dr David H. Rosmarin, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Psychology, McLean Hospital, who spoke on ‘The Science of Jewish Social Values and Dr Sara Shostak, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University, who spoke on ‘Toward a Jewish Ethics of Public Health’.

Please click here to view the programme.


On March 18th Tag Institute and Ben-Gurion University (BGU) co-organised a one-day conference on ‘International Development from a Judaic Perspective.’ The event brings together Ben-Gurion University’s Departments for Jewish Thought and Social Work, and will feature as keynote speaker Israel Prize laureate Prof Yaakov Blidstein.

The conference was held in conjunction with an MA course at BGU on international development, in collaboration with Tag Institute’s sister organisation Tag International Development.

The course centres on interventions with communities that have been exposed to disasters and community development in such circumstances. The course is based on theoretical materials and publications as well as encounters with practitioners: representatives of Israeli international relief organisations, project directors, and relief workers in various countries. Some of the students will participate in a one-week practice field trip to an Asian country where they will help to implement a community project.

For further information click here or to read a programme of events for the seminar, click here (please be aware this is a large file).