Portraits of Bar-Ilan University

Bar-Ilan strengthens Jewish and Zionist values, and it is the people of Bar-Ilan that reflect these values in their lives.

Learn how Bar-Ilan makes a meaningful impact in Israel and worldwide through our profiles of its students, alumni and donors.

Mira and Nick Dahan

Nick Dahan Continues His Family's "Game-Changing" Legacy

Striving to be game-changers is what motivates the Dahan Family. Amongst Israel’s pioneer families, transforming the campus of Bar-Ilan, generations of Dahans have made a difference in Jewish life. It is a legacy that Nick and Mira Dahan continue to build upon.

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Ronnie Stern

Ronnie Stern, New President of AFBIU, to Continue his Family's Leadership Legacy

When Ronnie Stern was recently elected as the new President of the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University, it was yet another seminal moment in the Stern Family's multi-generational support and leadership of a University that is near and dear to its heart.

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Members of Young Israel of Scarsdale

American Friends Associated with Young Israel of Scarsdale Help Strengthen Israeli Society by Supporting Doctoral Scholarships

Many recipients of Doctoral Fellowships of Excellence scholarships have been funded by members of Young Israel of Scarsdale in New York who are associated with the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University.

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Harris and Lolly Bak

Why I Support Bar-Ilan: Harris Bak Hails University's Commitment to Jewish Unity

With divisiveness growing between an increasing number of religious and secular Israelis, as well as those from different denominations, Harris Bak says he is prouder than ever of supporting Bar-Ilan University's proactive efforts to bring Israelis of all backgrounds together.

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Connie and Harold Hoffman

Why We Support Bar-Ilan: Hoffman Family Says Scholarship Funds Go Further

From the time they supported the "Adopt an Exodus Student" campaign to provide Russian and Ethiopian émigrés with scholarships 20 years ago, Stephen, Susan and Stewart have made BIU a priority charity in their lives. "We like the fact that scholarship funds go much further in Israel then they do in the US. And, best of all, students who get scholarships at Bar-Ilan tend to stay in Israel more than graduates from any other Israeli university. For a $10,000 a year gift, you can cover an undergraduate student's entire tuition and living expenses."

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For more donor profiles, see our Stories of Remarkable People Who Have Left Bequests to AFBIU »


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