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Herzog Centre

Welcome to the home page of the Herzog Centre. This is the first and only Centre for the study of Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Culture in Ireland. It was established in honor of the family of the former president of Israel, Chaim Herzog, whose father Isaac Herzog was Chief Rabbi of Ireland from 1919 to 1937. 

The Centre's activities focus on the development of the subject in the University, and in the wider community. Undergraduate courses in Near Eastern, Jewish and Islamic Studies are taught in all four years and students take options spanning the ancient, medieval and modern periods. Encountering Jewish culture is not confined to the classroom and the Centre organises various activities that include study tours. Central to the Centre's mission is the provision of public education. We run public lectures that cover different aspects of Jewish culture and we invite international guest speakers to talk on their subjects of expertise. Many of these events are co-hosted by other Trinity departments and the Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland.

You can find further information about courses, student activities, public events and research on this site. If you would like to contact us directly, please do not hesitate to e-mail us:



The Herzog Centre, in conjunction with the Midwest and Western Jewish Studies Associations of the United States, will co-host a conference from June 21st – 25th on “Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality", co-organised by Natalie Wynn (TCD) and Mara Cohen Ioannides (Missouri State University). Registration is required via Eventbrite.  Please click here for further details.


To see our past events please click here.