Director: Naava Eisin
Open: Sunday - Thursday
9:00 - 15:00
Elias Sourasky Central Library
Tel Aviv University, Ramat - Aviv 69978
(+972) 3 640 8464
E-Mail: eisin@post.tau.ac.il

The Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora constitute a resource center for the history of Jewish education. It was established in the 1950's by the Teacher's Union who recognized the need to preserve the documents and papers generated by the educational system in Israel which had been developing from the beginning of the century when the first national secular schools were founded. At the same time the archives are a depository for the remnants of materials collected from the many educational systems of no longer surviving Jewish communities world wide.

Located at Tel Aviv University and run by the School of Education under the supervision of the State Archivist, the Archives of Jewish Education work to create links with educators and educational institutions in Israel and the Diaspora. Teachers, educators, students and teachers-in-training utilize this rich resource, which includes materials written and created in the classroom, by teachers and professional organizations, and in the community.

The collections are professionally stored and catalogued and open to researchers, subject to accepted procedures.

Collections stored in the Archives

Archives supplementary material

  • Textbooks of Jewish schools in Israel and the Diaspora (over 10,000 titles)
  • History books of educational institutions and memoirs of educators
  • Rememberance books of the communities of Israel
  • Student newspapers published by schools
  • Educational journals
  • Collection of photographs