ISEF Alumna Dr. Yifat Bitton Named Professor –
and Short-Listed for Israel’s Supreme Court –
as ISEF Celebrates 40th Anniversary
An alumna of the ISEF Foundation’s scholarship programs for immigrant and under-served young Israelis has just been named to a full professorship at a top Israeli law school – and also to the Israeli Minister of Justice’s “short list” of 28 candidates to fill four vacancies in Israel’s High Court of Justice.
Professor Yifat Bitton of Israel’s College of Management Academic Studies Law School in Rishon LeZion, is co-founder of Tmura -The Israeli Anti-Discrimination Legal Center. She has won awards in recent years from Hadassah, the New Israel Fund, and other organizations for her fierce dedication to achieving equal status for Israeli women and girls from marginalized communities.
Professor Bitton writes: “One of the first calls I made when I learned I’d been named professor was to Tomer Samarkandi, ISEF Israel’s director – to say thank you to ISEF for the tremendous part ISEF has played in my life’s journey as an academic and activist.”
Professor Bitton has been an active leader with ISEF for more than a decade, including a postdoctoral stint as an ISEF International Fellow at Harvard Law School.
“I congratulate Dr. Bitton on this latest achievement with all my heart,” said ISEF President Nina Weiner, “and I take pride in this latest proof that ISEF’s investment in developing Israel’s greatest untapped natural resource – the minds of bright young people from disadvantaged communities – offers such a wonderful return on investment, benefiting not only all Israeli women, but all of Israeli society.”