JCT kicked off the academic year on September 1st with festive events at the college’s various campuses. Lev Campus held a special gathering in the Beit Midrash. Following the main ceremony, students continued to learn in chevrutot (pairs and small groups) to prepare for the auspicious month of Elul, together with their rabbis and teachers. The Tvuna program for Haredim- a recognized leader of academic programs for ultra-Orthodox women- opened its academic year with a significant increase in the number of students and a welcome ceremony with Rabbinate Miriam Weinberg.
Approximately 500 new students began their studies in engineering, business management and health science faculties in various programs at Tal’s women campus. Among the new female students, this year students arrived from a considerable number of other countries including, France, Brazil, Morocco, Canada, the United States, Russia, Switzerland, Chile and more.
Student Director Eli Shelman said, “JCT is a Torani academic institution, in fact the only one in the country, so the opening of the school year takes place on the first day of Elul. It turns out that this year the first of Elul is also September 1st, the same day all schools across the country are opening. JCT opened all three faculties, health engineering and management. To my delight, there is a large growth in the number of students this year and it’s evident in all departments. Of the 4,500 students enrolled, 1,500 began their studies this September. After the high holidays, a new master's degree program will open in information mining, a field in high demand in the high-tech industry.
Student Union Chair, Sizer Yitzhak Caesar congratulated the students and explained, "We at the Student Union walk around the campus and meet all the new students and explain the union’s role and ongoing activities, which offers a great deal of services during their degree, as well as concern for their students’ rights. We work hard to create a good atmosphere on campus and to organize as many events and activities as possible. We just recently organized a show with Yishai Ribo and are preparing to kick off a year full of activities on campus. On this occasion, I would like to wish all the students a year of great success. "
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