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Shalem Liberal Arts College Receives Accreditation

Monday, January 14th, 2013

On Sunday, the Israeli Government granted official accreditation to Shalem College, the first liberal arts college in the country. this has been a dream come true for the institution’s founders, who have been striving to teach Western and Jewish ideas alongside foundational knowledge of Islam and Middle Eastern history, economics, the natural sciences, and the arts.

The model of learning offered by Shalem College draws from the tradition of schools such as Yale, Columbia, St. John’s, Oxford and Cambridge: learning through in-depth encounters with the philosophical, literary, religious, and artistic masterpieces, and with the best thinking and research in the humanities, social and exact sciences, in order to give students a foundation on which to formulate their world view.

In the coming weeks, the college will begin to review applications from interested candidates, seeking students who meet the highest standards of academic excellence. The college plans to award accepted applicants generous scholarships, so if you know a potential student, please send them to the new, Hebrew-language Shalem College website.

The President of Shalem College, Middle East scholar Dr. Martin Kramer, said: “These students will be Israel’s new pioneers. They will open another chapter in the remarkable project that is the Jewish state, by studying at a college founded in its service.”

Shalem College Receives Anonymous $1 Million Gift

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The Shalem Center has received an anonymous $1 million Gift for Shalem College, Israel’s first liberal arts college slated to open in 2012-13.

In a statement released in their email Newsletter Wednesday, The Shalem Center wrote “[t]he donors, from New York, are committed advocates for Israel and Jewish causes and long-time Shalem friends and supporters. Their unrestricted gift will match the Tikvah Fund’s $12.5 million challenge grant for Shalem College.”

“This generous matching Founder’s Gift will help translate that vision into a new future for the Jewish state and the Jewish world.” Shalem Center President Daniel Polisar said

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/shalem-college-receives-anonymous-1-million-gift/2012/01/18/

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