Each week Jspace brings you an in-depth look at a Jewish organization from around the world. 

Over the past 19 years IDC Herzliya has gained a reputation in Israel and around the world as being a top-rated Israeli university that invests in innovative, cutting edge research, and the place to study diplomacy and strategy.

Jspace recently caught up with Lenore Taplitzky, director of recruitment and marketing in North America, to learn more.

Why and how was your organization founded?

IDC Herzliya (www.rris.idc.ac.il) is Israel’s first private university. Founded by Professor Uriel Reichman in 1994, the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC) was modeled on distinguished private universities around the world. IDC is not subsidized by the government and believes in standing on its own two feet free of government bureaucracy.

How has it evolved over time?

IDC Herzliya has grown to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Hebrew to 7,000 students from 86 countries. We are the largest academic absorption center in the country allowing students from around the world to come to Israel and study in English for their degree through the Raphael Recanati International School

What is the main focus today?

IDC is dedicated to educating leaders to guide Israel and the world in the third millennium.

How does this work line up with Jewish values?

IDC is a Zionist university that is educating the future leaders of Israel to make positive change for the country and the world. We believe in free enterprise and responsibility to fellow man.

.ORG Connection: IDC is also connected to No Camels, they are housed in the school of communication on the IDC campus.