University of Haifa

For Israeli Grad Students, American Jewry 101

08/12/2013 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Will Israeli graduate students really be able to distinguish between the Upper West Side and Great Neck, or tell Philip Roth’s fiction from Allegra Goodman’s?

University of Haifa students will visit the Tenement Museum as part of unique curriculum. Photo via

University Of Haifa Starts Israel's First Program For Study Of American Jewry

08/11/2013 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Israel’s first-ever academic program devoted to the study of American Jewry is launching this fall at the University of Haifa. According to the Jewish News Service (JNS), the Ruderman Family Foundation made an initial $1 million contribution to the one-year, seven-course program, an amount matched by University of Haifa.

Send In The Clowns — To The Hospital

Medical clowning program at University of Haifa is serious business.
Staff Writer
08/20/2012 - 20:00

Haifa — In a few years Shira Friedlander, a young Orthodox woman from Jerusalem, wants to go into Israeli hospitals to lift the spirits of patients. So these days she’s studying such subjects as anthropology, costume design and shamanism.

Clowns from Haifa’s program in Haiti.

Facebook and Anorexia

According to clinical psychologist Esther Altmann, writing on the MyJewishLearning website, "Anorexia and bulimia are most prevalent within upwardly mobile demographic groups, and are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women. The Jewish community has become increasingly aware that eating disorders are a serious health concern and, in some cases, a life threatening condition."

Is Facebook use contributing to eating disorders in young women?
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