Photo: Gil Mezuman
Adina Bar-Shalom, founder of Haredi College of Jerusalem
Photo: Gil Mezuman

Haredi college aims to boost economy

Daughter of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef working to increase integration of ultra-Orthodox public in labor market

Adina Bar-Shalom, the daughter of Shas' spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, is working to boost the integration of the ultra-Orthodox public in Israel's labor market.


Bar-Shalom is expanding the Haredi College of Jerusalem, which she founded more than a decade ago, in a bid to allow more haredim to acquire an education, get a job and contribute to the State's economy.


The plan is to have 4,000 men and women study in the college in the future.


Bar-Shalom has gained the support and funding of the Jerusalem Foundation, as well as a blessing from her father.


"We need scientists, doctors and psychologists, who will come from within the haredi society and openly improve its prestige," Bar-Shalom told Yedioth Ahronoth.



פרסום ראשון: 07.15.13, 13:17
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