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Dear Friends, Supporters, Parents, and Alumni,

Please enjoy this month’s newsletter. It has been a very busy time with many activities taking place in the US and Israel.  

Given the current climate on US campuses, I want to remind everyone that The Raphael Recanati International School at Reichman University is a great option for young people looking to start their university experience or continue on to their graduate degrees.

Now more than ever, Jewish families are facing an important decision as they select a college where their child will be in a safe and positive environment. Reichman University provides this along with an outstanding academic education. Here are some highlights:

  • Our programs are completely in English.

  • Reichman University students graduate with a BA or BSc in just three years.

  • This vibrant learning environment is enhanced by 2,000 classmates who come to Reichman University from 90 countries around the world, with over 300 lone soldiers studying for full degrees.

  • A Reichman University degree opens doors. Reichman University graduates are highly sought after in the job market and are accepted into top universities for MA and PhD degrees worldwide.

  • Reichman University offers a large array of extracurricular activities including numerous clubs, community service opportunities, JLIC monthly Shabbat dinners, and trips among others.

  • Reichman University placed number one in student satisfaction in quality teaching for four consecutive years in a nationwide survey conducted by the Israel Council of Higher Education.

  • RRIS staff provides a “safety net” for international students, aiding them to acclimate to their new environment in Israel.

  • First year students are assigned a “peer counselor”, a veteran Israeli student who helps them navigate through their first year.

  • Reichman University is Israel's first private university.

  • Reichman University has more than 120 exchange programs with leading universities from around the world.

  • Reichman University is proud to present its dormitory complex with 750 new, high-quality, fully equipped residential units in the three 13-story buildings located on the beautiful Reichman University campus.

Below, check out our upcoming online information sessions to learn more about these programs.

Lastly, we are thrilled to be hosting Colonel Miri Eisin, Director of the Institute for Counter Terrorism on March 5th in NYC. You don’t want to miss this event!

Please join us, see the invitation and RSVP link below.

Warmest wishes,


Dear Friends, Supporters, Parents, and Alumni,

Reichman University and American Friends of Reichman University mourn the loss of Israel Prize winner and former Education Minister, Prof. Amnon Rubinstein.


Founding President, Prof. Uriel Reichman, remembers him as a dear friend and visionary, highlighting his significant impact on Israeli academia and higher education accessibility.

Prof. Rubinstein played a vital role in establishing the constitutional foundations of the Basic Laws, reinforcing Israel's identity as a Jewish and democratic state. 

His diverse contributions spanned law, academia, legislation, and advocacy for Israel's national and universal Zionist character.


As Dean of the Harry Radzyner School of Law and Vice President of the University, Prof. Rubinstein left an enduring mark. 

In October 2022, he established the Rubinstein Center for Constitutional Challenges at Reichman University, addressing present-day constitutional issues.


The funeral will take place on Monday, January 22 at 1:00 PM at Kiryat Shaul cemetery, with the procession beginning at Reichman University at 11:00 am. 


Prof. Amnon Rubinstein will be remembered for his profound influence on various aspects of Israeli society.

May he rest in peace, Baruch Dayan HaEmet.


Dear friends, supporters, parents, and alumni,

As we embark on a new year, we are hopeful for better times in the land of Israel and around the world.  It was with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to two students during the past few weeks, David Schwartz z"l, a Government and Law student and Joseph Gitarts z"l, a second-year Computer Science student. David and Joseph are among the seven other courageous individuals from Reichman University who were murdered on Oct. 7 or sacrificed their lives in the resulting war.


During these challenging times, we find solace in cherishing the memories of Major (Res.) Moshe Yedidyah Leiter z"l, Staff Sgt. (Res.) Omer Balva z"l, Major Benji (Benjamin) Trakeniski z"l, Ilay Nachman z"l, Liam Shrem z"l, and Omri Ram z"l. Their bravery and dedication serve as an enduring source of strength and inspiration for us all.


We must continue to stay strong and persevere in this fight for the Jewish State to honor their memory and all who have given their life so valiantly.  We continue to pray for the hostages to be released. It is difficult to watch from so far away and we have been tirelessly working to help in any way we can from the States.  We are always with you, Israel. 


Our campus is open. Students are studying and going on with life as best they can.  New projects and programs are being developed. We are actively recruiting students for the 2024-2025 academic year which we are sure will come with brighter days ahead for all of us. If you are going to Israel, I encourage you to stop in and see our beautiful campus. It is sure to bring you some joy and hope for the future.


Wishing you and your families a healthy and above-all peaceful 2024.

Am Yisrael Chai,


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