The Galilee Institute Mission
The Galilee Institute, established
in 2000, aims to promote creative
and innovative answers to a time
of crisis and struggle inside the
Jewish People and the Zionist
movement via programs
dedicated to Investment, Tourism,
Education and Research.
The Galilee Institute has
established a list of academic
fellowships that are being
offered to some of the most
unique regularly dispatches
scholars to lecture on topics
related to its research interests.
Our scholars have been hosted
by synagogues, churches,
Jewish Community Centers,
Jewish Federations, colleges
and universities on all six
|The Galilee Institute Scholars
The Galilee Institute
Professor Newman is professor emeritus of
anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University,
where he taught between 1964 and 1991. He is the
only scholar in the world studying police behavior
while walking a beat.
Go To Professor Newman's Biography
Mike Cohen, founder of the Galilee Institute, is a
lecturer at Bar Ilan University, and a veteran political
and security analyst, strategist and commentator.
Go To Mike's Biography
Dr. Joel Fishman - Menachem Begin Scholar
Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook Fellow
Eve, a mother of seven and grandmother of two,
moved to Efrat with her family in 1988 after earning
an MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Eve completed Israel's challenging professional
Tour Guide course in 2009 and was one of only 10%
of guides who took the painstaking exam to pass.
Read more about Eve Harow...
Judy Lash Balint is an award-winning journalist,
writer and author. She is a contributor to the Fodor's
Guide To Israel and to the Peace Fire anthology
edited by Ethan Casey and Paul Hilder
Read more about Judy Lash Balint...
A rabbi and businessman with a Masters of Science
degree in physical therapy, Rabbi Konstantyn moved
with his family to Israel in 2006, leaving behind his
position as Associate Rabbi of the Hampton
Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY.
Joel Fishman is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for
Public Affairs and of the Centre for Strategic and
Military Studies at the University of Calgary. He also
serves as Chairman of the Foundation for the
Research of Dutch Jewry at the Hebrew University of
Richard Landes is a Professor in the History
Department at Boston University. Trained as a
medievalist, Dr. Landes' first book revealed forgeries
that had fooled historians for centuries, even after a
scholar in the 1920s had shown decisively that the
texts were fiction. While researching his next book,
"Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial
Experience, " he came upon the Pallywood tapes
and has since been engaged in bringing the truth to
Dr. Alex Grobman is an historian with an MA and
Ph.D. in contemporary Jewish history with a major in
the Shoah from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
He is president of the Brenn Institute, a think tank
dealing with historical and contemporary issues
affecting the Jewish community.
Read more about Dr. Grobman...
Priscilla J. Gosselin
Summer Scholar - 2007
A Certified Behavioral Analyst and a Bright Futures
Scholarship winner at Florida State University
Priscilla is one of only forty students selected this
year for the Jim Moran Institute for Global
Entrepreneurship. In 2006, she served as an
International Business Intern with the Medical
Enterprise Development Group (M-EDG), traveling
with the M-EDG senior management team to Israel,
participating in dozens of meetings with business
and government leaders, including Members of the
Knesset and Ministers of Government.
Rabbi Yitzchak Rubin -
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Memorial Scholar
A student of the great Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik,
Rabbi Yitzchak Rubin is a former US Military Chaplain
and a licensed State of Israel tour guide who served
as Rabbi of the Kesher Israel Synagogue in West
Chester Pennsylvania. After making Aliyah in the
1970s, he worked as a district supervisor for the
Israel Ministry of Education. He currently serves as a
senior lecturer and mentor in the RCA's conversion
program in Israel. Rabbi Rubin received his
rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University (RIETS).
In addition to his BA in English from Yeshiva College,
he earned a Masters Degree in Hebrew literature
from YU's Bernard Revel Graduate school and an MA
in counseling at YU's Ferkauf Graduate School. He
lectured for many years in the IDF's Officer training
He completed his doctorate studies at Dropsie
University in the field of comparative religions and is
currently one of Israel's leaders in the practical
aspects of the field.
Mrs. Marilyn Neidich Lewis "Micki" - Golda Meir Fellow
Miami and an MA in International Relations &
International Law from Lehigh University, Micki Lewis
brings years of academic experience to TGI. Micki has
served as Director of Admissions at Oceania
University of Medicine, as an academic advisor at the
University of Miami, as Director of Development at
Atlantis Academy and as visiting professor at Miami
Dade College. Her non-academic hats include
president, Cancer Link, University of Miami Sylvester
Comprehensive Cancer Center; treasurer, Temple
Judea Sisterhood and founding president, PATIO,
Beth Am Day School. She has maintained an Internet
advocacy effort on behalf of Israel and world Jewry
since 1992. Micki is the mother of three sons, the
grandmother of five and is a frequent visitor to Israel.