American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

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American Friends of Bar-Ilan University
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4600 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 987-7887
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We love learning about the awesome students!
Student Spotlight on Ben Yablon and Miriam Yablon Meet Miriam Yablon (22), a first year student of English Literature and Linguistics. Originally from Colorado, Miriam first arrived at Bar-Ilan to join the Israel Experience Gap Year Program, which, she says, made a huge impact on her life: "It helped me answer some spiritual questions by spending time here and learning from exceptional teachers." Though the program offers both secular and religious classes, Miriam decided to focus on Torah Studies, where she became more committed to the Jewish heritage: "The Shabbatonim were a stepping stone in helping me shape my beliefs and values, and the classes were enriching and fascinating." It was at the program that she met Ben Yablon and the two were married in 2014. Ben (22), a Portland, Oregon native, joined the program with a more religious ideology and planned to make Aliyah. This was a dream Ben and Miriam shared, and after spending the next summer in the US, they officially made Aliyah. "The original plan was to return home for college after my year in Israel," Miriam shares, but after meeting Ben we decided to start our life together in Israel. While Ben attended Ulpan in Sdeh Eliyahu, Miriam attended Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem. "There was a culture shock at the beginning, but it turned out to be really productive and a lot of fun." After completing Ulpan Ben joined the IDF as a fighter in the Artillary Corps, and so did Miriam, who served in the International Affairs Department. And then came the summer of 2014, and with it Operation Protective Edge. Miriam was in basic training and Ben was already serving and facing the challenges of being a married, religious, and lone soldier. They lived in a kibbutz in Gush Etzion and the commute to their respective bases was difficult. But Miriam came up with a creative idea to ease this difficulty. During the Gap Year Program, Miriam met Natalie Menagen, a den mother at the BIU dormitories. She contacted Natalie and offered her help with the program in exchange for housing on campus. "I felt I could help the students on the program in many ways, and my relationship with the faculty was good," she explains. "Of the people who attend the IsraelXP, about 30% remain and maintain a support system in Israel." Miriam worked and lived on campus for 18 months. While enjoying her work at BIU, Miriam wasn’t sure about attending BIU, as she intended to study physical therapy. But, the position she held in the IDF involved a lot of writing in English, which she loved, so she made up her mind to study in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics - Bar Ilan University "I began thinking outside the box, thinking about writing. It's not something I'd ever consider if I lived in America, but in Israel there are more career opportunities in the field." Another benefit at the university is the unique Midrasha program, which offers advanced Torah studies and Beit Midrash (for women and men). Miriam “caught the bug” for advanced Torah studies while on Israel XP, and since the Midrasha program offers classes during and after school hours Miriam was thrilled to have this additional avenue of study. "I manage to fit in classes on Sunday, and it's great because it helps keep my Hebrew on track." Both Miriam and Ben (who is studying Archaeology and Physical Geography), are particularly enjoying the vibrant Anglo community on and around campus. “There are always spiritual and social events, you are never alone on Shabbat or holidays, and this is particularly important to those who don’t have close family in Israel,” says Miriam. “So obviously, BIU is perfect for us on every level.” Ben shares his wife’s enthusiasm: "Since my interests include history, travelling and new cultures, I chose to combine Land of Israel and Archaeology Studies with Political Science, and I just love my classes. I’m just where I want to be.” As for their future plans, there are many options to explore. "There are different angles political science can lead to, like working at the foreign ministry," says Ben. Miriam's goal is to find work as a writer and eventually publish. Both are confident the education they acquire at BIU, combined with their tenacity and love of Israel, will enable them to achieve those goals. And so are we!

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Congratulations to these amazing recipients!
Moran Nagid and Inbar Michlzon-Drori, PhD candidates at BIU, were 2 of 8 excelling doctoral candidates to receive the President of Israel's Scholarship. Recommended to President Reuven Rivlin by a nine-member voluntary committee headed by retired judge Tehiya Shapira and Prof. Shlomo Avineri, the scholarships worth NIS150,000 each will be distributed by the institutions where the awardees are conducting their research and will be distributed over a threeyear period.
The eight doctoral candidates received the Scholarship awards on my Monday at the hands of President Reuven Rivlin.

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Addressing the Knesset.
Prof. Zehavit Gross, Director of Bar-Ilan University's Sal Van Gelder Institute for Holocaust Research in the Churgin School of Education, was the keynote speaker at a Knesset Education Committee meeting marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Prof. Zehavit Gross, Director of Bar-Ilan University's Sal Van Gelder Institute for Holocaust Research in the Churgin School of Education, was the keynote speaker at a Knesset Education Committee meeting marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Participants in the discussion included members...

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“The major insight from this research is that there is an active process in the brain which inhibits the ability to learn new things and protects...