The International Center for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry

In January 2019, Ono Academic College established the world’s first center for the study of Ethiopian Jewish heritage. Its founding chair, Rabbi Dr. Shalom Sharon, is a renowned Ethiopian-Israelicommunity leader, author and scholar. Ethiopian Jews have long referred to themselves as “Beta Israel”— the House of Israel. Beta Israel is, in effect, the

Round Tables Multicultural Forum: Shades of Israeli Identity

Ono Academic College’s Round Tables Program is an academic curriculum that explores Israeli identity by exposing students to the cultural, religious and ethnic complexity of Israel and the challenges of modern, democratic Israel as a pluralistic Jewish state.  These meetings of students from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, Ethiopian, secular, religious

The Noga First Response Station: Legal Aid and Advocacy

Established in 2004 by Dr. Dana Pugach and Adv. Dikla Tutian, under the auspices of Ono Academic College, The Noga Legal Center for Victims of Crime protects victims and ensures that their basic human rights are upheld, gives them a more meaningful role in criminal proceedings, and advocates for their

Kfir Undergraduate Program: Information Systems Analysis for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

In line with its commitment to inclusion and the true accessibility of higher education, Ono Academic College offers a Bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems for individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.  Utilizing a specially adapted curriculum, that includes individual and group workshops, specially designed

Academic Friending: Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

Driven by the idea that true learning, and social change, occurs when people of all abilities work together towards a common goal, Academic Friending is a program that integrates students with and without disabilities, allowing them to take classes together.  This joint experience between occupational therapy students and non-traditional students


Ono Academic College is proud to be the first private academic institution to receive accreditation from the Israel Council for Higher Education to award BOT degrees in Occupational Therapy.  Occupational Therapy is a therapeutic-rehabilitative profession; its purpose is to improve a person’s ability to function and quality

The Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Campus

Ono Academic College has become Israel’s largest academic campus for men and women from ultra-Orthodox backgrounds.  In deference to their way of life, the ultra-Orthodox students study on a separate campus, and men and women attend classes on different days and are taught only by lecturers of their own genders. 

Multiple Laboratories of Multicultural Education

With more than 14,500 students from across Israel’s religious, cultural, and ethnic spectrum, and campuses in major cities and development towns around the country, Ono Academic College is the fastest growing institute of higher education in Israel, and a model of inclusive undergraduate and graduate programming and education-based social reform.

Empowering the Ethiopian Israeli Community through Higher Education

For the Ethiopian Israeli community, the key to effective absorption and financial stability is the development of dynamic and successful young leaders, made possible by quality higher educational programming and job placement assistance.  By providing personal attention, full tutorial support, generous scholarships, and a welcoming, adaptive and inclusive learning environment,


Ono Academic College is proud to be the first private academic institution to receive accreditation from the Israel Council for Higher Education to award BA degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Communication Sciences and Disorders is a diagnostic and therapeutic-rehabilitative profession; its purpose is to facilitate processes

Ono’s Simulation and Training Center

Ono Academic College’s Simulation and Training Center is a one-of-a-kind experiential learning tool that prepares our business, law, humanities and health professions students for employment interviews and real-life work situations by providing a safe, structured and fully-customizable problem solving environment.
Professional actors are employed to give every training session a