A lasting legacy for Israel and the world

Enriching The National Library of Israel

Founded in Jerusalem in 1892, the National Library of Israel (NLI) holds the collective memory of Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths and the Jewish people worldwide. The library has embarked on a transformative renewal, taking place through a range of innovative educational, cultural, and digital initiatives, as well as through the construction of a new landmark campus. Opened in 2023, the Jerusalem campus welcomed its inaugural fellows.

The Resnicks were proud to support this transformation with a $12 million dollar gift. It will support a range of programs including:

  • Acquisitions and preservation of the collections
  • Public education
  • Exhibitions
  • Cultural programming and improving public access to the collections

Additionally, the funds will enhance the visitor experience, establish a research center, and expand the digitization of the collection.

The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Fellowship will also be awarded to researchers and artists, particularly those whose work is anchored in the library’s core areas of specialization: Israel, Judaica, Islam, and the Middle East, and Humanities.

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