Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools
(L-R) Dr. Charlotte Frank, Zvi Peleg, Director General, Israel Sci Tech Schools Network, Edith Everett
The Friends of Israel Sci-Tech School—with close to 100,000 students in 206 schools—recently held an awards gala at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. One in every ten Israeli high school students is enrolled in the network. The network’s graduates are the future of Israel as technicians, engineers, senior military personnel, high tech entrepreneurs and scientists.
The key founder of Israel Sci-Tech Schools, Edith Everett of New York City, honored Dr. Lynn Harrison, a scientist and Mark Levenfus, partner in Marks Paneth. Dr. Pola Rosen, publisher of Education Update gave the Israel Education Award to Dr. Charlotte Frank, senior education advisor at McGraw-Hill. Frank set up a science center complete with telescope at Arad, an outlying area with at risk students. One of the Arad students gave a school created award to Dr. Frank, a replica of a sculpture in the city crafted of the rocks that surround the school.
The evening provided compelling evidence about the great impact that a few individuals can have not only in Israel but throughout the world where now over 500,000 alumni share their knowledge and expertise.#