Cassandra Weinstein, Neighborhood Volunteer


Cassandra Weinstein is studying for an MA in Nonprofit Management at the Rothberg International School. She hails from London, UK, and chose to study in Israel after participating in a short peer trip and longer summer internship program, in which she was placed at Beit Hagefen in Haifa.   

Meytal Blumenthal, Revivim Alumna


Graduating four years ago from Revivim, Meytal still draws on the in-depth training she received to make her Bible classes meaningful as well as informative. Working in the prestigious Reali School in Haifa, her students hail from all over the country and include Christians, Moslems, Druze, and Jews.

Shlomit Hadas-Blonder, 1st Year Revivim Student


Shlomit Hadas-Blonder decided to be an educator and make a difference already as a teen, inspired by her teacher at the prestigious IASA school who was a Revivim graduate. Realizing then that she wanted to emulate the values he embodied – pluralism, excellence, and a desire to teach Jewish Studies and Bible, she embarked on a path taking her straight to Revivim. During her army service, she served in the Education Corps.

Meet Arthur Berrou, ELSC PhD Student


Border-Crossing Brain ScienceArthur grew up in Brittany, France, awash in science. While he was initially torn between studying medicine and conducting scientific research, he was able to reconcile his interests through the MD-PhD program in the biology department at the École Normale Supérieure in Ulm. That’s where he first encountered neuroscience.

Campus Dining


Unlike many North American campuses, the Hebrew University does not offer meal plans. The dormitories have shared kitchens or private kitchenettes, and it is common for students to go home for the weekend, packing shabbat leftovers for the days ahead.  A number of eateries operate within the Hebrew University campuses. These establishments are renovated and improved on an ongoing basis.  

Hannah Goldstein, MSc in Nutrition


Hannah Goldstein grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating with a BSc in Communication, she decided to make aliya. She studied at a Kibbutz Ulpan for a year, then volunteered for the IDF’s Spokesperson's Unit.  

Creative Teaching During the Coronavirus Shut-Down


In mid-March, the Israeli government decided to shut down schools and hold classes remotely. Around the same time, the Hebrew University announced the spring semester would also be taught online. With almost no warning and even less preparation, teachers and students suddenly had to figure out how to teach/learn remotely, using digital platforms such as Zoom.

Revivim: Jewish Educators on Both Sides of the Screen


In mid-March, the Israeli government decided to shut down schools and hold classes remotely. Around the same time, the Hebrew University announced the spring semester would also be taught online. With almost no warning and even less preparation, teachers and students suddenly had to figure out how to teach/learn remotely, using digital platforms such as Zoom.