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Rothberg International School - Student LifeHebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) is committed to supporting and celebrating the wide range of identities that exist in our world. We aim to create a fair, equal, safe, and encouraging environment for all, regardless of race, religion, gender, sex, and ethnicity. We strive to ensure that all students are fully supported and comfortable at our institution, and we hope to prepare them as much as possible for life in Jerusalem and Israel.

RIS faculty, students, administrators, and staff fully embrace a vision of equity, diversity, and inclusion. By being in the unique and holy city of Jerusalem, we have an opportunity to lead by example, both as an institution and as people, to create a more equal and fair society.

We are committed to:

  • Eliminating intimidation, bullying, and harassment, including unwanted physical contact, offensive jokes, personal insults, and offensive materials. These unwanted actions will be treated as disciplinary offenses.
  • Promoting an inclusive community in which diversity is valued and every member feels they have a rightful place and are welcomed, respected, and supported.
  • Developing and supporting programs and policies that help attract and retain students from historically underrepresented groups, as well as hiring and promoting faculty, administrators, and staff from those groups.
  • Building structures that promote inclusiveness and equity for all members of the RIS community, especially students and staff from marginalized groups.

A coordinator is in place to handle any comments or questions relating to diversity and inclusion at RIS and HebrewU, as well as in Jerusalem and Israel.

Contact Us

Ira Kirschner
Director, Office of Student Life
Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Email
Phone: +972 2 588 2606
Office 403, Boyar Building

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