Israeli Hope in Academia, was launched in July 2016 as an initiative of the President, based on an appreciation of the unique social, economic and educational assets of academia and on the understanding that there is a need for lateral action complementing the special sectoral programs currently being operated by the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Council for Higher Education.
The partners in the planning, budgeting and operation of the initiative are: the PBC of the Council for Higher Education; the Commission on Equal Opportunities in Employment of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services; The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation; The Jewish Federation of San Francisco; and the Edmond de Rothschild Partnerships.
Israeli Hope in Academia has four main goals:
0ur College promotes among its students and faculty the objectives of the program, which include increasing the diversity and representation of the various academic groups in the academy, cultural competence, designing the academic graduate figure and strengthening the academic-employment continuum.
We follow the words of the President of the State of Israel, Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin “Academia and the job market are the gateway to realization of the Israeli dream, they are the entrance ticket for us all to the centers of influence in the economy, the place where a shared space for the creation of shared language and goals is initially created. There the sense of belonging and social status is shaped; there the ideological richness of human diversity is not a threat ̶ it is a competitive advantage.”