The center promotes the concept that Israel is an integral and essential element of modern Jewish history; provides students and educators with the background, reliable sources and tools to engage with others about modern Israel; trains a new generation that is literate in the study of modern Israel through the concepts of state-seeking, state-making and state-keeping; and serves as a clearinghouse for best practices in Israel education by providing access to primary and secondary sources through the production and dissemination of innovative curricula and programming.