The Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies

The Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies was founded in 1995 under the auspices of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology in the Faculty of Jewish Studies of Bar-Ilan University. The Rennert Center, directed by Prof. Aren Maeir, deals with the study and research of all aspects relating to Jerusalem from ancient until modern times.

The activities of the Rennert Center include academic meetings and workshops dealing with diverse topics relating to Jerusalem, prizes for department students who publish studies dealing with Jerusalem, and publishing (and supporting) publications dealing with Jerusalem.

The center collaborates with various institutions in Israel and abroad, including the College de France, the University of Leipzig and the University of Munich.

The center is also involved in public activities relating to Jerusalem, among them, prominently, the “Guardian of Zion” award, which is presented to a prominent public figure who has been active in supporting Jerusalem and Israel, and for maximizing the centrality of the city. Among the past recipients of the award, one can note: Nobel laureate Eli Wiezel, Prof. Martin Gilbert, Hermann Wouk, Arthur Cohen, Charles Krautheimer, William Safire, Daniel Pipes, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and Natan Sharansky.

Telephone: +972-3-5318299





 The Ingeborg Rennert