Dear Friends, Supporters, and Alumni, I continue to hope that you are safe and healthy. It seems we have some light at the end of the tunnel. While we are not out of the woods yet, I am hopeful that we will be returning to a new normal soon. What that new normal will be is unclear, but we will make it work. IDC is getting ready to make some very big announcements and I look forward to sharing the news with you soon. The future is bright! The Raphael Recanati International School at IDC Herzliya began it's spring semester on April 19, 2020 via online virtual learning and has been providing the same standard of education to our students as if they were on campus. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, IDC Herzliya has invested tremendous resources to enable online classes, so that students do not miss the semester and their studies are not affected. All programs were transferred to online teaching, lecturers underwent special training, and a dedicated technical-support system was established. In addition to classes and lectures, students receive all their additional services remotely: library services, psychological counseling and more. Both the academic and administrative staff that provide campus services continue to work from home and respond to students remotely. I encourage you to take advantage of the educational Zoom sessions we have on so many great topics. The IDC US Alumni Association is continuing with their initiative "Never Stop Learning" in partnership with GANT, where top IDC professors and alumni lead fascinating Zoom sessions in various topics relevant for current days. You can see their upcoming sessions below and we invite you to join us! Please also feel free to browse the Institute for Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya newsletter with some interesting articles by clicking here. As you read through this newsletter, know that IDC is here for you. Wishing you all the best, stay safe, and healthy! Shabbat Shalom!

Best Regards,

Leslie Skyba Executive Director American Friends of IDC

To view the complete May 2020 newsletter click here.

Session I : Leadership in times of crisis, Dr. Sivanie Shiran, Arison School of Business, IDC

Session II: Managerial decisions and their impact on the Coronavirus crisis, Prof. Jacob Goldenberg, Arison School of Business, IDC, interviewing Prof. Yoram Louzoun, Department of Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University

Dear Friends, We hope you are managing to overcome the challenges of coronavirus. We trust you are healthy and safe, taking precautions, taking good care of yourselves and your families and are coping with all of the regulations and restrictions. We at IDC Herzliya embrace you at this time and wish you the very best. In Israel, the finest minds are using the best of their resources, resilience, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and Zionist values in order to best protect our country. Among them are members of the IDC Herzliya Faculty, Administration, Students, and alumni. We are proud of them all. This country and our people have faced hard times in the past, and we shall overcome the present hurdles. Please watch below a moving message from our Founder and President,Prof. Uriel Reichman, as well as read below the research and news coming out of IDC and how coronavirus has effected all areas of life. Wishing you all a chag sameach, Jonathan Davis Vice President for External Relations

Head of the Raphael Recanati International School


ACT-IL's recent statistics published on their online newsletter

These days, just like the virus, antisemitic and anti-Israel mutations might prove to be even more sophisticated than usual, and we are here to combat that. ACT-IL have doubled its online presence and engagement, mobilized activists and communities to combat the growing antisemitism and anti-Israel trends, but also to enhance and emphasize the great contributions and progress that Israel offers the world during these hard times.

Acting as the world's biggest pro-Israel crowd-sourcing activism organization, Act-IL has been encouraging people to be active online and has been working tirelessly to detect, react and combat any increases in these trends on social networks, as well as BDS movement events that have now moved online as their offline events could not have taken place on campus. In parallel and with no less passion, Act-IL also keeps on spreading messages of solidarity and peoplehood through its 26,000 activists on all platforms, and showing the world the contributions in innovation and aid that Israel is making.

©2018 by American Friends of IDC. 

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