The Israel Institute enhances knowledge about modern Israel through the expansion of accessible, innovative learning opportunities, on and beyond campus. The Institute’s many programs and initiatives advance rigorous teaching, research, and discourse. The Leichtag Foundation works with the Israel Institute to expand Israel-focused learning in the San Diego area. This partnership has brought almost a dozen scholars, artists, and other Israel experts to the area, enabling increased academic, cultural, and public engagement with high-caliber Israel content. Efforts have enhanced knowledge of Israel among a broad range of audiences and laid the groundwork for long-term yields in rigorous Israel education at area university and community institutions.