Unique among Israel’s institutions of higher education, the Jerusalem College of Technology engages, educates and deploys religious women and men into the Israeli workforce through world-class academic training for the technology, healthcare and national security careers of the future.
Before deciding to pursue an undergraduate degree at JCT’s Tal Campus for Women, Tammy Mandel—the oldest of 11 siblings from a Belz Hassidic family—sewed garments at a factory in Bnei Brak.
Determined to improve her family’s socio-economic status and to contribute meaningfully to Israeli society, Tammy excelled first in her computer science studies and then in the Cyber Elite Program for outstanding graduates at JCT. Today, Tammy analyzes computer code at Intel to ensure that it’s hack-free.
Stories like Tammy’s are repeated a hundredfold each year at JCT. By developing the untapped potential of talented men and women from among Israel’s disadvantaged communities, we apply an approach as innovative as any Intel technology to the challenge of meeting Israel’s need for computer programmers, healthcare workers, and software engineers.
And now, in the most significant step since the founding of JCT nearly half a century ago, we are launching a $75 million campaign to build a permanent home for the Tal Campus—and prepare thousands more women like Tammy to power the Startup Nation and build a better future for their families.
We have already raised more than 50 percent of the amount needed for this ambitious campaign, set to be one of the largest capital projects in Jerusalem in the coming decade. We now invite you to partner in this unbeatable project. If you seek an out-of-the-box, forward-thinking, multi-faceted means of advancing the Jewish state, you’ll find it in the new Tal Campus.
With best wishes for a Ketiva uChatima Tova!
Judy & Morry Weiss Chaim Sukenik Stuart Hershkowitz
Honorary Chairs President Vice President
Tal Campaign JCT JCT
Tal Campus for Women Steering Committee
Judy and Morry Weiss
Prof. Chaim Sukenik, President JCT
Henry and Atta Zielenic
Robert S. Reichmann
Pam and Ian Rosmarin
Debbie Tessler and Ed Glina
Stuart Hershkowitz, Vice President JCT
Rosalind Elbaum, Director of Development JCT
Suzy Lieberman, Assistant Director of Development JCT
Simmy Zieleniec, Canadian Friends of JCT
Shmuli Zema, American Friends of JCT
Amplify Partners, Capital Campaign Counsel.