In a country in which higher education emphasizes specialization and vocational training, Shalem College is pursuing a bold alternative: the preparation of broadly educated citizens for lives of influence and service.
million citizens in Israel
approximate number of citizens who comprise Israel’s political, economic, cultural, and intellectual leadership
average number of Shalem College graduates per year, the majority of whom will go on to assume positions of influence in Israeli society
Our four-year Core Curriculum—the only one of its kind in Israel—prepares exceptional young individuals to shape a strong, Jewish, and democratic future for their state.
Our emphasis on Arabic fluency and our unique approach to the study of the modern Middle East and Islam grant students an authentic and unmediated window onto Muslim society and the Arab world.
An experiential introduction to Israeli society’s most pressing challenges, an accelerator for social initiatives, and an alumni network that transforms ideals into action.
Through delegations to San Francisco and Washington DC, our students engage with the larger Jewish world and explore the richness and complexity of Jewish life beyond Israel’s borders.
Shalem alumni contribute to their country and people through a range of fields critical to the future of the state.
Every day, our faculty, students, and alumni advance our vision of a vibrant and moral society that lives up to its founding ideals.
For United Arab Emirates' Assistant Foreign Minister Omar Ghobash, the biggest surprise of his recent briefing with Shalem students was not the sheer ingenuity of their ideas for UAE-Israeli cooperation…
Assaf Inbari, the celebrated novelist and lecturer of modern Hebrew literature and Zionist history at Shalem College, was honored this past November with the 2020 Agnon Prize, considered the highest literary honor for Israeli novelists.
Ori Isaac’17, a graduate of Shalem’s first class, is a presenter for Israel’s popular Channel 12 News. In this role, he plays a key role in choosing the angle of and takeaway from the events on which he reports each night—and therefore in shaping the conversations Israelis will have about the news the next morning.
Russ Roberts is an American economist, public intellectual, author—and now president-designate of Shalem College
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