Israel Studies Department

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Program Description

The modern Israel Studies Department is designed to allow students to complement their core area of study with courses on Israel and its role in modern day history.

The Department examines the nation building process, examining the Zionist movements and the institutions including labour, health and paramilitary groupings created prior to the State. Courses also examine the social ethic and religious composition of the State of Israel. Attention is also focused on the economy, the geopolitical and military considerations of the Middle East. Israel’s relationships with foreign governments is also examined.

The program is multidisciplinary involving modern day history, society, geopolitics and this is accomplished through classroom lectures, conferences, public programs, discussions, lecture series and missions to Israel.

It is imperative for the Graduate of Canada Christian College School of Graduate Theological Studies to be well versed in the knowledge of the creation of the modern day Jewish State of Israel.



About The Dean

Dr. Frank Dimant,
CEO of CUFI Canada
Chair, Israel Studies Department

Canada Christian College and the School of graduate theological studies is one of the few higher learning institutions in Canada that has established a modern Israel Studies Department.

Dr. Frank Dimant is the Dean of the Modern Israel studies. In addition Dr. Dimant also is the CEO CUFI CANADA.

Dr. Dimant is considered to be among one of Canada’s most prominent Jewish leaders and spokeperson who serves the Jewish community. He was educated at Yeshiva University and McGill’s Graduate School of Sociology. Dr. Dimant has held numerous appointments including serving as a member of the Canadian Museum from Human Rights Advisory Council, the Federal advisory Council for the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education Remembrance and Research and he was a member of the Federal Cross-Cultural Roundtable on National Security.