Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies

Dem Zentrum eingegliedert wird auch die an der HU schon bestehende Leo Baeck Summer University (LBSU), die Studierende aus vielen Ländern (USA, Südamerika, Israel, Kanada, Russland, Osteuropa) und aus Deutschland anzieht. Inhalt ist jüdisches Leben in Deutschland – historisch und aktuell. Die über sechs Wochen stattfindenden Lehrveranstaltungen und Exkurse werden auf Englisch durchgeführt. Dank Förderung durch die Heinrich Böll Stiftung und den DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst) kann Studenten finanzielle Unterstützung geleistet werden. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie auf der Homepage der LBSU.

Das LBSU Sommerprogramm 2017 findet vom 29. Juni bis 11. August statt.

Zur Homepage der LBSU



Jewish Activism Summer School

31 July – 20 August 2017

The 3-week JASS program immerses participants in the world of activism through a diverse sequence of mini-courses and seminars, visits to local community and social action organizations, and unique volunteer opportunities. Participants will study texts, philosophies and the history of Jewish and general activism; learn effective skills and strategies for social activism; share personal motivations for and experience in social activism; develop self-knowledge, strengthen their identity and join a growing network of likeminded peers. The Jewish Activism Summer School is a program of the Universität Potsdam. It is a non-partisan project, unaffiliated with any political party. JASS accepts young adults, aged 18-35.

Please find more information here or on the website.


Hebräisch Lernen in Beer Sheva Israel: Internationale Sommeruniversität

30. Juli – 07. September 2017

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.


Polin Meeting Point. Summer Education School

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites university students from Poland, Germany and Israel to participate in the second edition of the international Polin Meeting Point – Summer Education School. The program is dedicated to university students who are interested in research into the history of the postwar period from a comparative perspective and intercultural dialogue. The POLIN Museum’s interdisciplinary summer program provides opportunities for discussion amongst participants and with invited lecturers from each of the countries.
Last year, in the previous edition of Polin Meeting Point, we asked about how we remember the end of World War II. This year we will focus on the topic of postwar reconstruction, the emergence of a new, postwar identity in Poland and Germany, and the construction of Israeli statehood. We will draw on witness accounts, also learning how to work with oral history material.
Together with invited experts from Poland, Germany and Israel participants will discuss the rebirth of Jewish communities, dealing with Holocaust trauma, postwar violence and various postwar debates.The program will take place at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw.

Applications are accepted until May 4th, 2017

Please find more information here.


Summer Session
The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Understanding Both Sides

Every year Galilee International Management Institute, Israel delivers a summer programme for students of history, political science and Middle East studies and professionals interested in the Middle East. The programme focusses on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, its roots, background and current situation.

The programme seeks to deepen the participants’ knowledge of conditions, developments and trends in Israel and the Palestinian territories and to highlight some of the diverse issues at the centre of the political, social and religious divides.

The programme aims to:

  • Present an overview of the history of the land of Israel-Palestine
  • Acquaint participants with the different ethnic and religious groups in
    the region, their way of life, beliefs, views and inter-relations
  • Present different perspectives and views regarding the Israeli-Palestinian
  • Deepen the participants’ understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    and current issues

The summer programme is intended for students and faculty members of history, political science and Middle East studies, and professionals interested in the Middle East.

Please find more information here.



Graz International Summer School Seggau

The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.

  • 2-week summer university with a campus atmosphere at Seggau Castle
  • 6 ECTS credits (for participation and seminar paper)
  • Lectures, panel discussions and 6 parallel seminar modules (small groups)
  • Discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and guests
  • All-inclusive-package (tuition, meals, accommodation, extra-curricular program and field trips)

For more information visit