ISEF alumna and attorney Meirav Ben Ari, who earned her degree in Law and Government from the IDC in Herzliya, was elected to Israel's Parliament in the March 2015 elections as part of the newly formed “Kulanu” (All of Us) political party headed by Moshe Kachlon, Minister of Finance.
On Wednesday, June 3rd, more than 270 guests attended ISEF’s annual benefit dinner at the Grand Hyatt in NYC. This momentous event honored Dr. David B. Samadi with our Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of cancer treatment. Israel’s General Consul Ido Aharoni delivered a touching tribute to ISEF and its tremendous impact on Israeli society.
The evening also highlighted the personal ISEF journeys of some of our most outstanding scholars in the field of science and technology, and honored Next Generation leaders, Jack Gindi and Jason Quinn for their commitment to ISEF’s future.
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):
THE JEWISH WEEK APPLAUDS ISEF'S WORK
ISEF'S 38th anniversary benefit dinner was featured in this issue of The Jewish Week, celebrating the successes of our scholars and alumni.