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Dr. Keren Azulay, formerly Senior Legal Advisor to the Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court, Dorit Beinisch, has been appointed as a judge in Jerusalem’s District Court.

Keren, who grew up in Dimona, earned her Ph.D. in law from Columbia University as a joint ISEF-Fulbright Fellow.

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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.


New Year, New Beginnings at ISEF

As over 350 ISEF scholars throughout Israel embark on a new academic year with our full support, we are excited to announce our newest alumni’s new positions. Three remarkable International Fellows who completed their postdoctoral research in 2014 have been named to tenure-track faculty positions at Israel’s most prestigious universities:

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Dr. Avi Shpigelman, Technion – Faculty of Biotechnology & Food Engineering 

Providing nutritious and affordable food for all is, in my mind, as important as providing adequate and accessible health services.”

Postdoc in Food Science – University of Leuven, 2014

Avi is the son of a Holocaust survivor, and moved with his family from Kishinev to Haifa at 9 years old.  Avi’s research led to the patenting of a novel delivery method for the powerful green tea compound EGCG which preserves the compound’s tremendous anti-oxidant properties. His research has already won multiple awards. 

Suchowski, Haim Student Seminar 2011 Nov 2011Dr. Haim Suchowski, Tel Aviv University – Faculty of Physics

“Dr. Chaim Weizmann once said, ‘Not by science alone shall we win through. Let’s us build a fresh bridge between science and the spirit of man.’ I think that ISEF provides the missing bridge between science, culture, and identity.”

ISEF-Fulbright Postdoc in Nanotechnology- University of California, Berkeley, 2014

Prof. Kartner of MIT writes that Haim’s research in invisible cloaking, “is of truly fundamental impact in nonlinear optics. Haim is on a path to make further ground-breaking discoveries.” 

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Dr. Itzhak Tamo, Tel Aviv University – Faculty of Electrical Engineering

“I aspire to promote education in Israel’s future generations, as well as international and inter-cultural tolerance and understanding, by linking society and science for the greater good.” 

Postdoc in Error Coding & Storage Systems, Cal Tech & University of Maryland, 2014



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.
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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.
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Making Headlines

ISEF medical student Ray Bitton is featured in this Haaretz article on the financial obstacles Israel's medical students face.

"One address for the not-well-to-do is the ISEF Foundation, which grants scholarships to the needy for higher education, in order to narrow social gaps."


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


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