To strengthen TAU as Israel’s academic leader in social responsibility and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), both at home and abroad.
- Will advance the basic Jewish value of tzedaka (charity).
- Will directly benefit specific causes or groups that a donor passionately supports: children, at-risk youth, disabled, elderly, new immigrants, women, peace groups, etc.
- Will pull underrepresented groups in Israel into the cycle of elite higher education, innovation and economic mobility.
- Will instill in TAU students – Israel’s future leaders – active social commitment and a drive for social justice.
- 1,350 students are partnering this year with over 150 organizations to conduct meaningful community projects.
- The number of Israeli-Arab students rose from 2,300 in 2014 to over 3,400 in 2019 – a 50% rise in enrolment over five years.
- Ethiopian-Israeli students at TAU rose by 300% since the mid-2000s.
- Approximately 1,800 students with special needs are enrolled in units across the TAU campus.
- Youth University moved into its own home at the Check Point Building.
- The Steinhardt Museum welcomed 200,000 visitors in its initial year.
- The city of Dimona and the Tamar Local Council (Ein Gedi) joined TAU’s “Academic Cities" Program, integrating university-level online courses into their high school curriculum.
- The $1 million Neubauer Fellowship Fund is providing 10 PhD fellowships per year to Israeli-Arabs in STEM fields.
- Reducing Social Gaps Through Academia
- Outreach to Youth
- Reinventing Learning
- Training for Social Leadership