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Mikve Israel Youth Village is in the midst of a comprehensive renewal plan, which aims to revitalize the historic site at its heart while creating a modern, attractive educational campus.

After the Religious High School moved into its new premises a few months ago, the French-Israeli High School will be expanded to allow the number of student to double from 400 to 800. The unique school, which was opened in 2007, brings together youth from France and Israel so that the two cultures enrich each other.

The expansion was made possible thanks to a donation by entrepreneur and philanthropist Patrick Drahi, who asked for the school to be named after his parents Marcel and Lucette. The cornerstone ceremony was attended by the French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave, as well as by senior representatives of the partners in the project - the Ministry of Education, the Rashi Foundation and Alliance - Kol Israel Haverim.




Itzik Turgeman is stepping down after serving as Director General of the Rashi Foundation for more than three years. Since taking this position in October 2012, he led the process to develop and carry out a dynamic strategic plan to ensure the continuation of Rashi’s extensive activities, as well as the operation and growth of our subsidiary organizations.

With the success of the plan and the new strategic partnership with the Steinmetz Family,

The Board has appointed Prof. Gabi Barbash as Rashi’s next Director General. Prof. Barbash has a wealth of professional and managerial experience, having filled senior positions such as the Director General of the Health Ministry and the Head of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) for over 20 years.

In a letter addressed to Rashi's partners and workers, Itzik thanked the Foundation management for their support that allowed him, together with the staff of Rashi and its subsidiaries, to succeed in this position.



An extensive look into the evolution of Rashi and its game-changing impact on Israeli society in the Jerusalem Post Weekend Magazine.




Congratulations to the robotics team from Arad, winner of the Recycle Rush challenge of the national FIRST Robotics Competition.


Two of the team members are graduates of the Avishur School, where they were introduced to robotics through an intervention program in Arad's elementary schools that was implemented by Rashi in partnership with a group of US donors – the Bernstein, Eisenberg, Feinstein and Jacobson families.


The team includes students from three high schools in Arad who take part in a municipal after-school robotics program that Rashi also supports through the activity of its subsidiary Beit Yatziv. Now we joined other sponsors to fund their trip to the international championship in April.




A month before the national elections, the Darca High School in Lod invited all the 12th grade students in town to a "mock election" event intended to strengthen the first-time voters' civil involvement and expose them to a range of opinions and viewpoints.


Some 1,000 students from 13 high schools in Lod – Jews and Arabs, religious and secular – attended the event, taking an active part in the campaigns of the different parties and then voting through a computerized system that was built for this purpose.


And regardless of the results, democracy was the big winner!