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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.

International Fellows

For many Israeli students, the dream of being accepted into most prestigious institutions in the world can often pose great financial and personal obstacles. ISEF ‘s commitment to helping its scholars realize their fullest potential means that we support every step of their academic journeys.
Each year, ISEF sponsors its most outstanding scholars for advanced training at top universities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. ISEF also sponsors medical training outside Israel, to address Israel’s shortage of physicians.
Enrolled in doctoral and postdoctoral programs at top universities such as Harvard, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, Columbia, and Cambridge (U.K.), ISEF’s International Fellows are conducting groundbreaking research in computer technology, public policy, law, and science. Their cutting-edge work in the study and treatment of cancer, HIV, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease reflects the incredible impact that ISEF’s gift of education can have on Israel and the world.

 

ISEF International Fellows shared their inspiring stories at our 39th annual benefit dinner, June 7, 2016

 

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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