32 Haredi nurses graduated last week with honors from the Ofek Seminar in Jerusalem and have already started working in hospitals and medical centers around Israel. Ofek is part of the Haredi Netzach Educational Network and this was their second graduating class.
Degree certificates were presented by Prof. Chaim Soknick, President of Machon Lev, Prof. Dan Bochnick, Rector of Machon Lev, Rav Menachem Bombach, CEO of Netzach, and Dr. Shimon Weiss, founder of the Ofek Seminar. Individual students were recognized for their excellent grades, exceptional efforts, and two graduates received Rector’s Prizes for volunteering in the community while studying for their degree.
Prof. Soknick, President of the Jerusalem Institute of Technology (Machon Lev) praised the students for their commitment to the many challenges involved in becoming nurses, and encouraged them to bring credit to their community wherever they work. The families of the graduating students were also praised for their support and encouragement during the 3-year degree course.
The Netzach Educational Network is Israel’s leading Haredi educational organization promoting the study of science subjects and general studies among Haredi boys and girls. They run 12 institutions ranging from elementary schools in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh to post-high school degree programs like Ofek. Its founder and CEO Menachem Bombach is delighted with the 100% success rate of the second cohort of nursing students, and with the high enrollment rates for the Ofek nursing course.
The Ofek Seminar currently has 350 female students studying nursing and psychology through the Machon Lev academic program and the Open University. It is the only post-high school program offering an elite academic program alongside Jewish studies education with an uncompromising approach to Haredi religious values.