Hadassah College Graduates Succeed

Hadassah College is committed to opening the doors of opportunity to a population as diverse as Israel itself. The College offers both academic and technical degrees to students from all economic strata. More than 50% of students are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Hadassah College is the only secular academic institution of higher education in the heart of Jerusalem.

Graduates leave the College ready to make their way in Israel’s modern, complex economy: Chanan and Liad studied Environmental Sciences at Hadassah College.

Chanan, a first generation college graduate, is in charge of all environmental education programs for the Israel Defense Forces.

Liad is a regional supervisor of environmental engineering at the Ministry of Health, where he completed his final College project. His job includes hygiene supervision of educational facilities including schools, day care centers and summer camps.

And from Barbara Sofer, Hadassah’s Israel Director of Public Relations, comes news of two entrepreneurial Hadassah College graduates:

I know what I'm buying for Hanukkah gifts this year. Rachel Sharet-Gross and Michal Shahar, two Hadassah College graduates in Industrial Design, have opened a design studio in Michal's apartment on Gaza Street in Jerusalem. They make magnetic reminder boards in the shape of oversized paper clips in bright colors. They also make appealing matzah holders. The two women are both married and have served in the IDF. When they finished their studies, Sharet-Gross and Shahar decided to strike out on their own with a small design business they call Zoogaym, a hybrid word combining “pair” in Hebrew and an abridged form of the name Jerusalem in Hebrew. As students they worked together on children's furniture, a student project that was shown at the 2007 Annual Furniture Exhibition in Tel Aviv.

I like their products because they are clever and stylish, and show a sense of humor. There's nothing like buying something that makes you smile, particularly when it's made in Israel by a graduate of Hadassah College Jerusalem.

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