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.
In the wake of last month’s rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza, there was no shortage of homes in Beer-Sheva, Ashkelon, and Ashdod in need…
“We turn to Israeli intellectuals and public figures and say, ‘Look, you can write another post about judicial activism or economic policy on social media, give another radio or television interview, and your ideas will last as long as the current news cycle. But if you publish a book, your ideas will have real staying power. You can genuinely influence the public discourse.”
Odelia Yatzkan, Shalem’s director of innovation and alumni relations, explains that when the Alumni Organizations Forum—Israel’s only association of senior professionals in the field—was established nearly seven years ago, Shalem College was the very first institution of higher education to join…
Tomer Swissa ‘20 recalls the exact date he was asked to join the leadership of the newly founded Kinneret Innovation Center: It was the very same day he submitted his final paper for Shalem…
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