About the project
The Shazar Center for Jewish History is committed to increasing understanding and appreciation of Jewish history. The center is Israel’s leading publisher of Jewish historical texts, publishing approximately ten scholarly works, school textbooks and historical novels each year. The center holds academic conferences, offers youth programs, teachers’ courses and public study evenings, and awards prizes and grants. The center features a 25,000-volume library that includes the private collection of Zalman Shazar, Israel’s third president, after whom the center is named. Originally located in Rechavia, the center moved to the Talpiot neighborhood in 2005.