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Our Mission

Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University (CFBIU) plays a vital role in providing direct funding support for Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel’s second largest and fastest growing academic institution.  Founded in Ramat Gan in 1955, BIU is one of the largest public research universities in Israel with nearly 21,000 students from across the world. 

 

Uniquely combining cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary, scientific research with an education steeped in Jewish values, Bar-Ilan prepares its students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  

 

A scientific powerhouse, and Israel’s leader in crucial areas such as renewable energy, electrical engineering, and artificial intelligence, Bar-Ilan is helping lead the way to a brighter future for Israelis, Diaspora Jewry and all of humanity

 

When you support Bar-Ilan, you support a Stronger Israel!.

Vibrant Judaism

Bar-Ilan University is committed to educating the next generation of Zionists in Israel.  Through our mandatory Jewish Studies curriculum, the only one of its kind in Israeli universities, we ensure that every student graduates with a full appreciation of Jewish culture, history and heritage. 

 

Students are provided with the joys and passions of living meaningful Jewish lives, with the aim of creating Israeli citizens who are increasingly dedicated to the future of the Jewish homeland.  

UNIQUELY COUPLED WITH SECULAR ACADEMICS – JEWISH HERITAGE IS NOT JUST A SUBJECT AT BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY. IT’S A WAY OF LIFE!

“It’s not enough to be up-to-date, you have to be up-to-tomorrow” - David Ben-Gurion

Message From Our CEO

Dear Friends,
 

Like the State of Israel itself, Bar-Ilan has experienced burgeoning growth over the years, emerging as one of the world’s leading institutes of higher education.  Moreover, we are a proudly Zionist university, one that is concretely dedicated to Israel’s future as a thriving and secure Jewish democracy.

As Israel’s second largest post-secondary institution, Bar-Ilan plays a key role in shaping the nature of the Jewish state. With nearly 21,000 students, our graduates go on to prestigious careers in science, law, medicine, engineering, business, and politics. That this growing cadre of professionals and leaders are also dedicated Zionists is crucial to Israel’s well-being. Over the past year as CEO, I have been amazed by Bar-Ilan and its myriad of contributions to Israel, Diaspora Jewry and humanity-at-large. 

As you browse through our newly refreshed website, I hope you will be inspired to learn more about our unique university and the ways in which you can play your part in helping raise awareness and funds for the country’s only Zionist university.
 

Sincerely,

Jonathan Ain
Chief Executive Officer 

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Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Jonathan Ain, Chief Executive Officer

Harold Spring, President


Stephanie Abrahami


Norman Kahn

Yedidia Koschitzky

Joseph Shier

Harold Heilbut

Norman Sternthal

David Walerstein

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