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Ethiopian Jewry Conference

December 2016

Ethiopian traditions in modern times, challenges of integrating into Israeli society, and future opportunities were among the key topics discussed at a recent BIU conference on “Beta Israel” (Ethiopian Jewry).

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Otzmot Empowerment Program

November 2015

Through Bar-Ilan’s innovative Otzmot “Empowerment” Program, students with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to study at the University and learn how to fulfill the Jewish commandments. Students in the program who are capable of learning at a higher level can earn a bachelor’s degree as well.

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BIU Scientists Mentor US Students

August 2015

US undergraduate science majors are participating in the fifth annual Summer Science Research Internship Program. The program enables participants to gain hands-on experience in emerging scientific fields while being mentored by some of Israel’s finest scientists.

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Presidential Awards

April 2015

As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, Bar-Ilan has inaugurated the Presidential Award of Distinction. The University has chosen six Americans to receive this Award – Eli Hirmes, Laurie Moskowitz Hirsch, Dr. Don Lebell, Gary Ran, Dr. Joseph D. Rosenblatt, and Alice Neuman Schoenfeld.

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Ruderman Award to BIU Otzmot Program

October 2014

BIU’s Empowerment (“Otzmot”) Program is among 5 international winners of the 3rd annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. The prize honors organizations worldwide that operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their local Jewish community.

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Most Influential Israeli Women

May 2014

BIU had the highest number of women recognized in Women magazine’s Academia and Education categories among all Israeli universities. Women selected 12 Bar-Ilan affiliated women on its listing of religious Zionist women in Israel who have reached the highest ranks in their fields.

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Peres Hears About Research Breakthroughs at Gonda Brain Center

March 2014

A major highlight of President Shimon Peres’ recent visit to Bar-Ilan was seeing firsthand the cutting-edge research work taking place at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, which has been generously supported by the Gonda Family through a gift to AFBIU.

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Striving to Improve Earth’s Environment

January 2014

The celebration of Tu B’Shevat encourages people to more closely examine and act on the Jewish value of environmental justice. It is Jewish teachings such as this that underpin Bar-Ilan University’s on-going commitment to preserve our planet’s natural resources and generate new ones for future generations.

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Netanyahu BIU Speech 2013

October 2013

Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center (BESA) for Strategic Studies served as the site of a major speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu for the second time in four years. Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out his position that a lasting peace with the Palestinians is only possible if its leadership recognizes Israel as a Jewish State.

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