FRIENDS OF THE
INGENUITY IS OUR TRADITION.
KNOWLEDGE MOVES US.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. The university is located in Israel, but its work transforms our global landscape. Its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 10,750 patents. We think our founding fathers, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Chaim Weizmann, and Martin Buber would be quite proud.
News & Updates
Hebrew University Archaeologists Unveil 7,000 Year Old Seal Impressions Used for Commerce and Protection of Property
A team of archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) made a rare discovery when they unearthed a small clay seal impression dating back some 7000 years. The impression, with two different geometric stamps imprinted on it, was discovered in Tel Tsaf, a prehistoric village located in […]
Much has been spoken of in recent years about the ‘brain drain’ taking place at Israeli institutions, but the most recent academic data from the global Shangai Ranking reveals that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has maintained its status and even improved in a number of departments. The […]
Happiness might lead to better health but does it help you live longer? That’s a question that researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) took on in a longitudinal study they began back in the 1990s. They looked at the impact of optimism on longevity and found that maintaining a […]
Dr. Eilat Mazar, a pioneering archaeology professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology passed away on May 25, 2021 at the age of 64. Mazar was a third-generation Israeli archaeologist who participated in digs from a young age, as the granddaughter of Benjamin Mazar […]
Hebrew U. Develops Bio-Sensor to Detect Early Signs of Plant Stress and Prevent Crop Failures from Worldwide Climate Changes In an effort to increase agricultural productivity and limit waste, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of […]
Events are a great way to meet, mingle, and network with luminaries, philanthropists, and visionaries who share a passion for knowledge.
06/13/2021 1 PM ET | 12 PM CT | 10 AM PT
Cannabis – A Look to the Future
06/20/2021 11 AM ET | 10 AM CT | 8 AM PT
Hebrew University Virtual Open Day
06/21/2021 12 PM ET | 11 AM CT | 9 AM PT
State of the Art Quantum Computing
09/11/2021 6 PM PT
Bel Air Affaire
Hebrew University at a Glance
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
Subscribe to hear the latest and greatest from HU.
SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY
Donations help ensure that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem continues to be Israel’s foremost institution of academic excellence and research.
Leave a legacy through planned giving while honoring one of humanity’s most noble traits: the quest for knowledge. Planned giving is a powerful way to secure the future for the next generation—and includes the additional perk of tax benefits for you and your loved ones.
AFHU LEAD identifies, cultivates, and mentors the next generation of leaders for American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU). By engaging seasoned facilitators and brilliant Hebrew University researchers, AFHU LEAD connects future leaders to Israel’s premier research university, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Rimon Philanthropic Investment Initiative is a new, philanthropy-based venture creation engine from AFHU in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Yissum, the university’s technology transfer company; and ASPER HUJI-Innovate, the university’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Supporting Social Initiatives at HU, is a new campaign from AFHU designed to propel social impact initiatives with a global outreach. By selecting the project that speaks to you, you will be able to identify, support, and follow your philanthropic impact.