Supporting Hebrew University’s Outstanding Young Faculty

AFHU Hebrew University Gift Annuity

Earn Generous Life Income & Support Israel’s Bright Future

A crucial mission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s prime source of innovation and leadership, is to recruit the next generation of brilliant scientists and scholars who will conduct groundbreaking research and mentor thousands of students each year. These rising academic stars often require state-of-the-art laboratories and other resources in order to pursue cutting-edge research in fields ranging from nanomedicine to environmental conservation.

Today, attracting the best and brightest young faculty is fiercely competitive. Top U.S. and European institutions continue to offer Israeli postdoctoral researchers prestigious faculty positions, resulting in a substantial brain drain for Israel—a nation propelled by its intellectual brainpower.  While many of these researchers want to build their careers in Israel and are prepared to accept lower salaries than, they do not want to compromise the quality of their research.  They require well-equipped research environments tailored to projects in 2lst century disciplines such as bioengineering and cancer epigenetics.

The Hebrew University is committed to providing its 1,000 faculty, who educate 23,000 students annually, with academic and research conditions comparable to the finest universities anywhere in the world.

Recruiting New Faculty: The facts

  • HU faculty members reaching Israel’s mandatory retirement age must be replaced: this figure totals more than 220 senior faculty between the years’ 2014-2020.
  • New faculty typically have interdisciplinary backgrounds and bring integrated knowledge and skills to their teaching and research responsibilities.
  • The city of Jerusalem benefits when HU flourishes. Jerusalem’s second largest employer, HU conducts basic and applied research, generating start-up ventures and R&D activities aimed at product commercialization.
  • Establishing a laboratory for pioneering research can cost anywhere from $500,000 to $1.5 million. Laboratories dedicated to the experimental sciences require significant investments in specialized infrastructure and equipment.
  • Hebrew University, ranked among the top-100 universities worldwide, strives to attract the finest undergraduate and graduate students from throughout Israel and other countries. Talented young faculty draw students with great potential and a strong motivation to be mentored by the best.

By establishing an AFHU Hebrew University Gift Annuity, you receive a high lifetime return, tax deductions, and annuity payments that are substantially tax-free.

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For information, please contact Beth McCoy, AFHU National Executive Director (212) 607-8555 or