Institut d'Études du Judaïsme

  • Institute for Jewish Studies
  • Institut Martin Buber
  • IEJ


The idea of ​​establishing an institute designed to promote the study of Judaism at the University dates back to the work of the National Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, a research institution founded in 1959 with the Institute of Sociology of the ULB. On December 17, 1970, professors and researchers connected to the Universities of Brussels, Ghent and Liege, rallied around this idea, and founded the university Institute for the Study of Judaism Martin Buber. Recognised by the Royal Decree of 7 March 1988 establishing a public utility under the name of the Institute for the Study of Judaism, it offers it offers specialisation course in social sciences.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Institute Library has a large number of books and periodicals on Jews, Judaism and Israel (in French, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, Dutch, German and other languages).

Opening Times

Mondays: 9h30 to 12h and 14h to 17h Tuesday: 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 17h Wednesday: 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 17h


  • Institut d'Etudes du Judaïsme website consulted on 31/10/2014

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.