About us

The Institute for Euro-Asian Jewish Studies (IEAJS), founded by the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, is envisioned as an academic think-tank and platform for academic and professional exchange among leading experts that study Jewish communities of the Former Soviet Union, Balkan and Asian countries, as well as “transnational Jewish diasporas”—communities that are detached from their countries of origin.

The Institute will facilitate academic and applied studies that examine the current affairs and needs of Euro-Asian Jewish communities, their social and political standing in their host countries, as well as their relations with the State of Israel and other global and regional powers. It will also investigate Jewish migration processes and the historical, cultural and political heritage of these communities.

ОThe Institute will support original academic and applied research; facilitate conferences, seminars, presentations and other academic and public events; and provide a platform for academic publications.


Dr. Haim Ben-Yakov
Managing Director


Prof. Ze’ev (Vladimir) Khanin
Academic Chairman


Dr. Velvl Chernin
Director of Publications

International Academic Advisory Board

Prof. Vladimir (Ze’ev) Khanin
Ministry of Aliya and Integration, Bar-Ilan and Ariel Universities – Academic Chairman

Dr. Velvl Chernin
Ariel University

Prof. Ya’acov Ro’i
Tel-Aviv University

Dr. Boris Morozov
Tel-Aviv University

Prof. Michael Chlenov
Maimonides Academy, Moscow

Prof. Valery Dymshits
St. Petersburg University and European University of St. Petersburg

Dr. Victoria Mochalov
“Sefer” Center, Institute of Slavic Studies, RASc

Prof. Alexander Shpunt
Moscow school of Economics

Dr. Eliezer (Albert) Feldman
Golda Meir Ukrainian-Israeli Institute for Strategic Studies

Dr. Vitaly Chernoivanenko
National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

Dr. Igor Schupak
Ukrainian Holocaust Studies Institute “Tkuma” (Dnipro)

Dr. Sam Kliger
American Jewish Committee and Research Institute for News Americans (RINA)

Dr. Dmitry Schiglik
World Jewish Congress

Prof. Robert O. Freedman
Johns Hopkins University

Prof. Dov-Ber Kerler
Indiana University in Bloomington