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

Meisharim: Scholarship Program for Law and Social Activism

Ono Academic College’s new Meisharim Program is a special scholarship program in law for social activists who wish to enrich their “Tikkun Olam” toolbox by repairing the world with legal knowledge and skills.  Run as a cooperative learning community under the guidance of Ono’s Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Yuval Elbashan, the program focuses

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,

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

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. 

Roim Rachok: Inclusion of Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in the IDF

Service in the Israel Defense Forces is an important rite of passage for Israeli youth and a launch pad for social and professional success.  Though young adults on the Autism spectrum are often unable to take advantage of this crucial and transformative experience, Ono Academic College’s innovative program known as

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

UDL – Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational model aimed at using neurological research to create inclusive learning environments.  The model is based on the understanding that people differ greatly in terms of capabilities and limitations, preferred learning styles, interests, needs, and skills.  The UDL model recommends flexibility in teaching

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