Summer Program in Jewish-Christian Relations in Israel

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience Israel and gain academic credit! Offered by the Galilee Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations (CSJCR).

Date: July 20-August 29, 2014


Two academic courses

Evening conversational Hebrew (not for credit)

Comfortable, modern dormitories

Weekly field trips

Community service with Israelis

Guest speakers

Some meals

…and more!

Courses for Summer 2014:

Contemporary Issues in Jewish-Christian Relations

The New Testament in Its Jewish Environment

Cost: $3,300 USD

Scholarships are available

Our campus is located in the beautiful Yezreel Valley, in the north of Israel, between Nazareth and Afula. The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College is a public college offering high-quality higher education to some 5000 Israeli students. Courses are designed to be transferable to undergraduate degrees in North America and Europe. It is the responsibility of students to ensure credit transfer to their home institution. The language of instruction is English. Spaces are limited.

Please contact us for more information, and an application form, at

About Galilee Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations (CSJCR):

The Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations at the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel is the premier institute of Jewish-Christian research, teaching and encounter in the Galilee. The CSJCR is at the same time academic in orientation and also committed to building better relationships between communities on the ground.

Our dynamic learning and enrichment opportunities are open to everyone: Jews and Christians, students and academics, clergy and laypeople, local Israelis and overseas visitors.

At the Galilee CSJCR we recognize that Jewish-Christian relations are about far more than just theological differences. Drawing on many fields of study, including theology, scripture, language, history and sociology, we aim to empower and equip Jews and Christians with the tools to engage each other and the complex world we face.

We strive for excellence in three core areas:

  • Encouraging academic research in Jewish-Christian relations
  • Teaching about Jewish-Christian relations
  • Supporting Jewish-Christian engagement in Israel

Jews and Christians share a unique relationship, both as distinct religious traditions that are inextricably linked, and as communities with a long and complex history of interaction.

The Galilee CSJCR breaks new ground as the first full-fledged research center in Jewish-Christian Relations housed at an institute for higher learning in Israel.