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Because Israel's single greatest natural resource is the minds of its young. ISEF opens the doors of higher education for more than 400 promising young....

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ISEF FELLOW WINS CARDIAC RESEARCH AWARD

ISEF International Fellow Dr. Yitsik Biton was awarded the 2016 Young Investigator Award by the American College of Cardiology for his postdoctoral heart research at the University of Rochester. Yitsik will be joining Harvard Medical School this fall as a cardiac fellow!

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HAIFA SCHOLARS CREATE "SAFE SPACE" FOR AT- RISK GIRLS

6 ISEF MA Students at the University of Haifa raised funds and launched an after-school program for at-risk girls from distressed neighborhoods and impoverished single-parent families. Without support services, adolescent girls face a real danger of dropping out of school.

This new safe space provides 24 at-risk girls with a weekly program that teaches valuable life skills, provides positive role models and mentors, and familiarizes them with college life as well as professional and cultural opportunities.

“I never dreamed that just a couple of hours a week could be so life-changing.”

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ISEF’s Commitment to Community

For over 20 years, The ISEF Foundation has been committed to the development of Ethiopian-Israeli physicians, teachers, and leaders. 7% of ISEF’s scholars hail from Ethiopian immigrant families – far more than their proportion in Israeli society (1.6%) and at the universities (only 0.5%).
Ethiopian-Israeli Vino Tarafa shares his incredible ISEF journey in this new video (English subtitles):

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NINA WEINER'S INSPIRING MEMOIRS BENEFIT ISEF

The newly published memoir by ISEF President Nina Weiner shares the joys and challenges of building The ISEF Foundation and the exciting life journey which led her to that purpose.

"Weiner writes with great zest and a clear eyed devotion to facts and to the harsh realities of life that awaited displaced Jews from the Middle East upon their arrival in Israel." - Andre Aciman, author of Out of Egypt

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Lily and Edmund Safra

ISEF was founded in 1977 by Edmond J. Safra z"l, Lily Safra and Nina Weiner.

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