Dedicated members driving forward the University of Haifa's vision
Improving access to higher education in Israel's multi-ethnic northern region
Celebrating extraordinary achievements that are building a better world
Recognizing academic excellence within the University of Haifa community
Previous slide
Next slide

A Message from our Chairman & President

Newly donated bullet-proof vests reach special forces units on October 17, 2023.

Dear Governors,
Our nation is defending its homeland following the devastating events of the Black Sabbath of October 7th. In the midst of our grief, we draw strength from the cohesive spirit of Israeli society and the unwavering support of Jewish communities worldwide as it rallies to support our soldiers.
Early in the campaign, we focused on acquiring life-saving gear for our brave soldiers. With help from our international friends, we provided ceramic vests and portable ultrasound devices for MASH units.
University of Haifa is committed to supporting hundreds of its students who have been called for reserve duty and displaced families. We have established the President’s Emergency Fund to ensure their well-being. The Fund will provide for:
1. Living Stipends: Access to financial assistance to each student soldier.
2. Psychological Support Package: Provided to students soldiers and their families through the University’s Interdisciplinary Clinical Center.
3. University Dormitories: Shelter for evacuated families on the University’s Mt. Carmel and City campuses.  
By safeguarding our student soldiers and displaced families, we secure our homeland for future generations.

Brad Bloom

Prof. Ron Robin

UofH Community Members Called Up to Reserve Duty 

In a recent mission, our paramedical unit successfully evacuated a wounded soldier, injured by shrapnel from the Gaza Strip, perched atop a jeep. The decision-making process was intense, as we weighed the option of summoning a helicopter for evacuation. The portable ultrasound systems swiftly confirmed our initial prognosis—ruling out internal bleeding. With this crucial information, we responsibly canceled an unnecessary helicopter evacuation under intense fire.

Firsthand account from IDF soldiers in northern Gaza

The portable ultrasounds were generously donated by the University's American Friends organization

I'm in awe of the determination displayed by young people, the men and women of the security forces, who take action and strive to win. The current circumstances leave us no choice but to persevere.

Sharon Zaid

Vice-President & CEO (IDF Colonel)

Today my heart is with the student community, and especially our amazing student soldiers. May they take care of themselves and return home safely.

Sivan Koren

Graduate of the School of Political Science and former Chair of the Student Union (IDF Lieutenant)

UofH Community Members Called Up to Reserve Duty 

(l-r) Husain Hajala and Maayan Atias (UofH Security Guards), Daniel Amar (Law Student), Salem Harb (Multidisciplinary Studies student) and Kindo Abeve (UofH Security Guard).

EVENTS & WEBINARS

LIVE PRESENTATION | February 15, 2024

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with Prof. Arin Salamah-Qudsi and Dr. Yael Granot-Bein, Head and Director, respectively, of the University’s new Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community. They revealed how during a period of extenuating circumstances, the campus community is not only making the best of the situation but rather thriving in the face of adversity and wartime.
The webinar was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz.WATCH A RECORDING

LIVE PRESENTATION | January 24, 2024

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with University of Haifa’s Prof. Roy Salomon, a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in brain mechanisms of self-consciousness, who is also co-founder and board member of SafeHeart NGO, a nonprofit initiative providing psychological aid to survivors of the Nova music festival attack. Prof. Solomon discussed how SafeHeart has provided much-needed support for survivors of the Nova attack, such as sessions with therapists who have experience working with extreme traumatic events. The event was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz. WATCH A RECORDING

LIVE PRESENTATION | January 10, 2024

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with former Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit and the University’s Executive Committee Chairman Dov Weissglas, a former Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office under former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon.  The timely discourse, coinciding with Israel’s active preparation for its legal defense in The Hague trial at the International Court of Justice, sheds light on the manner in which Israel is upholding the laws of war amidst the challenges and complexities associated with it. The event was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz. WATCH A RECORDING

LIVE PRESENTATION | December 13, 2023

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with Dr. Gabriel Weimann, a distinguished cyberterrorism expert and Communications Professor at the University of Haifa. Formerly a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dr. Weimann explored the ongoing discourse surrounding Israel’s war with Hamas and the misinformation shared accross social media, as well as strategies for Israel to reshape the narrative and garner international support.
The event was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz. WATCH A RECORDING

LIVE PRESENTATION | November 29, 2023

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the University’s Executive Committee Chairman Dov Weissglas, a former Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office under former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon. Gain unique perspectives from these prominent figures as they discuss their roles in Israel’s disengagement from Gaza. The discussion featured insights on the future steps Israel should take and the upcoming developments for the region. The event was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz. | WATCH A RECORDING

RECENT WEBINAR WITH DOV WEISSGLAS

Israel at War: A High-Level Military & Diplomatic Perspective

NOVEMBER 16, 2023

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff,  Yair Golan and the University’s Executive Committee Chairman Dov Weissglas, a former Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office under former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon. The discussion explored Golan’s lifesaving efforts on October 7, and featured expert analyses from both Golan and Weissglas regarding Israel’s ongoing ground invasion. The event was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz. | WATCH A RECORDING

RECENT WEBINAR WITH DOV WEISSGLAS

Israel at War: What Comes Next

OCTOBER 25, 2023

The American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) held a webinar with Dov Weissglas, Chair of the University’s Executive Committee and former Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office under former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon. In his role as Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office, he served as a diplomatic delegate for negotiating with U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and was one of the key architects of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza. The event was moderated by ASUH CEO, Naomi Reinharz.
– WATCH A RECORDING

EVENT 

APRIL, 2023

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for Prof. Bertil Andersson of Sweden

Prof. Andersson is the former President of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), counted among the most prestegious universities in the world. A plant biochemist of international reputation and an expert in photosynthesis research, Prof. Andersson served as a former member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, Nobel Foundation, and the Nobel Foundation’s Board of Trustees. >>READ MORE

EVENT 

DECEMBER 12, 2022

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for the 42nd President of the United States of America, William J. Clinton, and New York University President Emeritus John E. Sexton

2022 EVENTS

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for
Mr. Elie Horn

JUNE 20, 2022

University of Haifa awarded its highest honor on Mr. Elie Horn, staunch friend of the State of Israel and a generous philanthropist. Elie Horn is the Founding Partner and Chairman of Cyrela Brazil Realty, recognized as one of the largest building and real estate companies in Brazil.

>>READ MORE

Credits: University of Haifa Archives

This site supports browsing from a mobile or tablet device.
Recommended browsers: Microsoft Edge and Chrome