Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry


Lown Center for Judaica Studies, Mailstop 075; Brandeis University
415 South Street
MA 02453
United States


+1 781-736-2127
+1 781-736-2125


+1 781-736-2070


The institute is organized on a multidisciplinary basis with the participation of scholars in Jewish studies, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature and other disciplines. The institute was founded in 1980 as a result of a major benefaction by Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber and is named in honor of his parents.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Tauber Institute has evolved from its origins in 1980, expanding its emphasis from the history of the Holocaust and modern European Jewish history to include multi-disciplinary interests that include Jewish thought, philosophy, political science, sociology, and arts and culture. Moreover, the study of Jewish history extends beyond national borders and specific continents, and must be examined in so many dynamic interactions with other parts of the Jewish and non-Jewish world.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The Tauber Institute Series is dedicated to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society.

The series features scholarly works related to the Enlightenment, modern Judaism and the struggle for emancipation, the rise of nationalism and the spread of antisemitism, the Holocaust and its aftermath, as well as the contemporary Jewish experience. The series is published under the auspices of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry — established by a gift to Brandeis University from Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber — and is supported, in part, by the Tauber Foundation and the Valya and Robert Shapiro Endowment.


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