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NINA WEINER’S INSPIRING MEMOIRS BENEFIT ISEF
The acclaimed 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
NEW BOOK BY ISEF ALUMNUS, NAPHTALY SHEM-TOV
ISEF alumnus, Dr. Naphtaly Shem-Tov's book, Acco Festival: Between Celebration and Confrontation, chronicles the history of the Acco Festival for Other Israeli Theater from 1980-2012.
This well-received work provides an insightful history of a cultural institution, which has brought together acclaimed directors and actors, fringe artists, and local Jewish and Arab residents for more than 40 years.
Dr. Shem-Tov is a senior lecturer in the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts at The Open University of Israel.
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NESHER'S MAYOR AVI BINAMO STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF BRIDGE TO COLLEGE PROGRAM TO YOUNG SCHOLARS
Tenth graders and their ISEF tutors kicked off 2017 with their second group workshop of the “Bridge to College Program” at the Nesher Community Center on January 1st.
Special guest, ISEF alumnus and Nesher’s mayor, Avi Binamo, proudly spoke about his ISEF experience and the program’s success. He urged students to maximize the resources given to them.
MEIRAV BEN-ARI: INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION
Dr. Liav Orgad Awarded Major Grant for Immigration Study
ISEF graduate, Dr. Liav Orgad, has been awarded a €3.5 million grant to help shape the immigration policy of the European Union.
Dr. Orgad is a Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Law at IDC Herzliya. Last fall, he published his first book, "Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of the Rights of the Majority," and was recently inducted into the prestigious International Global Academy.
Original story reported in the Hebrew-language publication, The Marker, December 27, 2016