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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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SUCCESS STORIES

MEIRAV BEN ARI JOINS POLITICAL RACE

ISEF alumna and attorney Meirav Ben Ari, who earned her degree in Law and Government from the IDC in Herzliya, joined the newly formed “Kulanu” (All of Us) political party headed by Moshe Kachlon, former Likud member and Minister of Communications, as well as of Welfare and Social Services. Meirav secured a top-ten position in the “Kulanu” party list and will most likely be elected to the Knesset in the March elections.

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ISEF ALUM PERFORMS MEDICAL MIRACLE

Dr. Yaakov Amsalem, Chair of Invasive Neuroradiology at Haifa's Rambam Hospital, saved a young stroke victim's life with a miracle operation.

Dr. Amsalem received specialized training in Invasive Neuroradiology as an ISEF International Fellow, and is one of just four physicians in Israel trained in this groundbreaking field.

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Celebrating 38 Years of Changing Lives
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This year, The ISEF Foundation is proud to honor Dr. David B. Samadi for his lifetime of achievement, through his contributions to the Jewish community and to the field of medicine and cancer treatment. We hope you will join us in our annual celebration of ISEF’s commitment to higher education among Israel’s most disadvantaged populations.
Click here to purchase your tickets and learn more about our 38th Anniversary Benefit Dinner, honoring Dr. David B. Samadi and our young leaders Jack Gindi and Jason Quinn.

Lighting the Path to Israel’s Future
This year, nearly 400 deserving young Israelis are studying for their degrees with the support of The ISEF Foundation.
Check out this ISEF video featuring four extraordinary scholars making great strides in their fields.

Since 1977, ISEF has granted over 19,000 scholarships to bright young Israelis from immigrant families and underserved communities.
Though Israel has changed greatly in the 38 years since ISEF began its work, one truth has remained – investing in education is the key to making a real difference in Israel’s future and in the lives of its young people.
Learn more about The ISEF Foundation and our unique programs and impact on Israel’s youth!
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Making Headlines

UNSUNG SEPHARDIC HEROES OF WWII

ISEF alumnus Rami Kimchi’s documentary film, “The Night of Fools,” about the Algerian-Jewish underground resistance to the pro-Nazi movement in North Africa during World War II, aired in January on Israeli public television to critical acclaim.

The film has gained national attention and was featured in this YNET News article.

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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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