education in Israel

Israel Celebrates Gains, But Challenges Remain

Student test scores are up after significant government outlays; gaps between rich and poor still high


Holon, Israel — Just before 1 o’clock on a sunny afternoon, students streamed out of the Amirim Public School and headed for home.

Israeli middle-schoolers, shown studying in a classroom in 2007. Maya Levin / Flash90 / JTA

Edith Everett And A Plan To Close Israel’s Education Gap

Just about anyone in the American Jewish community who has heard of a poor town in the Galilee region of Israel called Hatzor – and not many have – no doubt associates it with the philanthropic endeavors of Edith Everett and her late husband, Henry. And deservedly so.

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