American Friends of the Hebrew University

American Friends of the Hebrew University connects the passions of Americans with the achievements of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions, "research engine for the world."
Location: New York , NY
Year founded: 1925


Ingenuity Is Our Tradition. Knowledge Moves Us.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, carries out 4,000 ongoing research projects each year, nearly one-third of Israel's academic scientific research. The university enrolls more than 23,000 students from Israel and around the world on 6 campuses.

Since opening its doors in 1925, Hebrew University has been consistently ranked among the world’s top universities due to its breakthrough accomplishments in numerous fields. To-date, its visionary faculty and alumni have received eight Nobel Prizes, 1 Fields Medal (Mathematics), 1 Turing Award (Computer Science), 14 Wolf Prizes, 46 EMET Prizes, 100 Rothschild Prizes, and 294 Israel Prizes.

Hebrew University is home to Israel's most prestigious Faculty of Law, Albert Einstein's personal papers, Israel's only veterinary school, the world's largest database of Jewish artifacts, medical breakthroughs including Deep-Brain Stimulation (Parkinson's) and Exelon (Alzheimer's); "green" agriculture and clean water initiatives; a new bench-to-community care Autism Center; and so much more. Scholarships, one of its highest priorities, is helping to educate the best and brightest among Israel's diverse next generation, in addition to welcoming students from 90 other countries to classes, conferences, and advanced degree programs. A major contributor to Israel's growing importance as "Startup Nation," Hebrew University holds nearly 10,000 patents and has launched over 120 startups.

AFHU welcomes the opportunity to speak with donors at all levels seeking information about grants, gifts, and bequests in their chosen areas of interest.

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