The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry
The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, inaugurated in May 2010 at the Tel Aviv University, provides an academic framework for inter-disciplinary research of European Jewry – a dynamic and fascinating phenomenon – from the end of the Second World War and up to the present day.
The Center includes the Moshe Kantor Program for the Study of Contemporary anti-Semitism and Racism and cooperates with the Ze’ev Vered Unit for the Study of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Middle East.
The Center offers a platform for the diverse needs of researchers, students, governmental and civil service personnel, professionals, activists and the public at large, both in Israel and abroad, and cooperates with European Jewish communities and their leaders.
The Center initiates, encourages and coordinates research projects, conferences, seminars, publications and public events in the following areas: demographic processes and their ramifications; legislation against racism, hate crimes and hate speech, and anti-Semitism (particularly Holocaust Denial); mutual contacts between Jewish communities and their leaders and the local societies and other minorities; preserving the national memory and communal legacy, and its implications on the present-day; monitoring, analysis and study of contemporary anti-Semitism and racism worldwide.
The Center’s staff has participated in local and international conferences (EU, ICCA, UNESCO), organized study sessions on Jewish communities (Hungary, Holland), an 8 meetings research seminar on Jewish identities in Europe, presented the annual anti-Semitism worldwide report together with Dr. kantor in a press conference, and appeared in radio, TV and press representing the Kantor Center.
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