An ISEF scholar mentors a youngster who hopes to go to college
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Because Israel's single greatest natural resource is the minds of its young people. ISEF opens the doors to higher education for more than 400 promising young Israelis from underserved and immigrant communities throughout Israel. Learn More

ISEF in ISRAEL

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENTS!

Check out ISEF-Israel's events paying tribute to four decades of educating youth, transforming lives and securing Israel's future!

40TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT DINNER
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ANNUAL SHABBAT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
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SUCCESS STORIES

MAKING STRIDES IN FAR-RANGING FIELDS

ISEF alumna Dr. Karin Carmit Yefet was named "Outstanding Researcher of the Year" by the University of Haifa.

Karin was chosen from among the entire university faculty to receive this prestigious award, and all of us in the ISEF family - students, alumni, and supporters - may take great pride in her achievement!

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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 Click to purchase Circles of Empowerment on Amazon. All proceeds benefit ISEF.

What Your Gift Supports

Our students need you!

Your support is what enables ISEF to fulfill its mission and help build a better Israel, by opening the doors of higher education each year for bright young Israelis from underserved communities.
Your generosity has a real impact, not only on their lives, but on their family, friends, and community, and on the many hundreds of disadvantaged schoolchildren and discharged soldiers enrolled in ISEF’s education projects.
Gifts in any amount are welcome — and vital to our work!

 

SAMPLE SCHOLARSHIP GIFTS

EDMOND J. SAFRA SCHOLARS (IN ISRAEL)
– Medical/Science Research Fellowships: $5,000

 – IDF Soldier Scholarship: $2,500
 

 

– Laptops for Scholars: $1,000

 

 


– ISEF Scholars Emergency Fund: $500
 

 – Mentor At-Risk Youth: Benardete Bridge to College Fund: $250
 

 – Help Children Love Reading: Yvonne Cohen Book Fund: $100
 

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS (USA/EUROPE)
– Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowship: $10,000/year
Reserved for ISEF’s 30-40 most outstanding scholars and leaders, pursuing top-level training in vital fields of endeavor – including medical research, law, and engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIFTS IN ANY AMOUNT ARE WELCOME!
Please contact Nancy Wellins, ISEF Executive Director (Acting) at 212-683-7772, to talk about other possibilities — including naming opportunities.
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Online Donations

Your online transaction is secure, and ISEF never shares your private information with third parties. To make a contribution online, please click on the Donate button below.

 

Thank you for your generous contribution.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses match contributions made by their employees and spouses.  Help double or triple the impact of your gift on ISEF’s deserving students by asking your employer to match your contribution.  If your company doesn’t already have a matching donation program, please contact Nancy Wellins, ISEF Executive Director (Acting), at 212-683-7772, for information as to how it can be set up at your company.

Bridge to College

Through the Luna and Selim Benardete Bridge to College Fund, young scholars are trained in leadership and serve as mentors, tutors and role models for young Israelis in their home communities.

The program targets high school students in the distressed area of Nesher, who show clear potential for college, but need financial assistance, along with help to develop self-confidence, pass their matriculation exams and gain admission to higher education.

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Student Testimonials

ISEF Alum & Nesher Mayor Speaks at Bridge to College Fund Event

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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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