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The Center aims to promote research of the history of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and to foster Jewish historical consciousness in the spirit of the personal legacy and endeavors of President Zalman Shazar. The Zalman Shazar Center is a bridge between the work of professional historians and the general public. The Center’s various programs carry great import as the future of every people depends upon knowledge of its past.

About The Zalman Shazar Center

The Zalman Shazar Center was established in 1973 by the Historical Society of Israel with the assistance of the government of Israel, in honor of Zalman Shazar, the third president of the State of Israel. The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History Law was passed on October 12, 2010, as a result of which the Zalman Shazar Center became a government corporation. With the law’s enactment, the non-profit association was dismantled and the Center’s activities were transferred to the corporation.

The Administrative Council

The Zalman Shazar Center has an eleven-member administrative public council, headed by Mr. Efraim Halevy. The council members are elected every four years by the Minister of Culture and Sport. The council is made up of public officials, economists, and historians. The council sets the general policy of the Center and the areas of its activity, approves its budget and annual work plan, and oversees the implementation of the Center’s activities and programs.

Public Programs Committee

Every four years, the administrative council selects a committee that oversees the Center’s public programs.

Editorial Board

The administrative council selects the Center’s editorial board every four years. Members of the editorial board approve the manuscripts chosen for publication by the Center. 

The Zalman Shazar Center
P.O.B 10477
2 Beitar Street
Jerusalem, 9110401
Tel.: 02-5650444