News & Events

May 3, 2023

Mandel Fellows Day 2023

The annual Fellows Day, held at the Foundation's headquarters in Jerusalem, facilitates interactions among fellows of all the Foundation’s leadership programs in Israel >>

December 30, 2021

“Mix & Shake”: A Joint Study Day

Fellows of all the programs of the Mandel Leadership Institute came together on a winter's day for a full day of joint activities and discourse >>

May 26, 2020

The Nature of Halakhic Rulings

In preparation for Shavuot, halakhic scholar Malka Puterkovsky and Rabbi David Menachem discussed the nature of Orthodox halakhic rulings >>

May 14, 2020

Zoom Event: The Ramadan Fast

A virtual event that explored cultural, ideational, and psychological aspects of Ramadan, as part of special programing during the Covid-19 crisis >>

January 9, 2020

Israel 2048: Future-Facing Leadership

Fellows of the Mandel Leadership Institute explored changes in technology, climate, the labor market, demographics, and healthcare that will affect us all >>

October 20, 2019

Memorial Service for Morton L. Mandel

The memorial service conducted in Cleveland for Morton L. Mandel was broadcast live on October 20, 2019, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time and 8:00 pm Israel time. Click here to view >>

October 17, 2019

Morton L. Mandel, 1921-2019

The Mandel Leadership Institute mourns the loss of the Founder and CEO of the Mandel Foundation – an extraordinary leader, passionate Zionist, generous philanthropist, and man of vision >>

November 30, 2016

Mandel IDF Programs Begin a New Year

At the start of 2016-2017, the Mandel Leadership Institute launched a new program for the Israel Defense Forces Tactical Command College >>

June 6, 2016

Mandel Platform: Uniform Values

What do uniforms mean? What values should IDF officers and other leaders model? The Mandel IDF Educational Leadership Program explored these questions at a Bimat Mandel event >>

April 3, 2016

Lecture: School Programs Made to Last

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, Prof. Ron Avi Astor gave a lecture at the Mandel Leadership Institute on the challenges of developing intervention programs >>

January 19, 2016

Where Does Jewish Education Belong?

​Why does the term “Jewish education” sound so uncontroversial, trivial even, to Jews outside of Israel, and yet cause Israelis such discomfort?  >>

December 16, 2015

What Makes Research Relevant?

​The recent Bimat Mandel explored how to make academic research more relevant for practitioners and how best to bridge the gap between academia and practice >>

December 15, 2015

Mandel Graduation Ceremony 2015

​The annual Mandel graduation ceremony marked the culmination of studies for fellows of the various Mandel Leadership Institute programs >>

November 15, 2015

New Mandel Program Opens

​The Mandel Program for Educational Leadership in Youth Movements was officially launched at the end of October, following a year in which it ran as a pilot project  >>

October 29, 2015

New Cohort of IDF Program Launched

Cohort 10 of the Mandel IDF Educational Leadership Program was launched at the Mandel Leadership Institute with participants drawn from several IDF corps >>

September 24, 2015

New Year Greetings from MLI Director

There’s one thing that all of us do several times a day. We do it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. All vertebrates do it, even birds and fish. We all yawn  >>

June 4, 2015

The Role of the Intellectual in Society

Fellows of the Mandel Scholars in Education Program and the Mandel Programs for Leadership Development in the Haredi Community discussed the role of the intellectual in society >>

May 27, 2015

Is Writing Essential for Leading?

The Bimat Mandel event “Written, Sealed, Closed” explored aspects of writing involved in the work of doctors, psychologists and lawyers >>

March 15, 2015

Haredi Leaders Discuss Challenges

The evening focused on several weighty issues - relations to civil law; mental health; and maintaining a traditional lifestyle while integrating into wider society >>

November 5, 2014

IDF Educational Leadership Program

The Mandel IDF Educational Leadership Program marked its ninth year this month, with the start of the program for a new cohort of 20 IDF majors and lieutenant colonels >>

September 14, 2014

23rd Academic Year Opens at MLI

​The new academic year opened on September 2, with the new and second-year fellows of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and the new fellows of the Mandel Scholars in Education  >>

June 5, 2014

When Is the Ceremony Over?

The ​Bimat Mandel session, “When Is the Ceremony Over? On Ceremonies and Their Significance in the IDF”, which took place on May 26, 2014, was organized by the Mandel IDF Educational >>

April 10, 2014

Outside the Box and Back

The Bimat Mandel session “Outside the Box and Back Leadership Journeys in Medicine, Psychology, and Law” examined the ways to break through the boundaries of a given profession >>

February 28, 2014

Farewell to Dr. Ruth Calderon

Following her election to the 19th Knesset, the Mandel Leadership Institute bid farewell to faculty member Dr. Ruth Calderon, a graduate of Cohort 1 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership >>

December 24, 2013

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Visits MLI

In November 2013, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi Emeritus of the United Kingdom, spoke at the Institute about issues of pluralism and religion in multicultural states >>

September 12, 2013

New Academic Year Opens at MLI

The 2013-14 academic year was launched at the MLI on September 2 with a celebratory opening ceremony and lecture from Prof. Ariel Hirschfeld in which he reviewed approaches to  >>

July 9, 2013

Mandel Graduation Ceremony 2013

The Mandel Leadership Institute held its annual graduation ceremony on June 17, 2013 at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, honoring the new graduates of the various MLI programs  >>

June 6, 2013

Launch of Prof. Anat Zohar’s New Book

On May 28, the Mandel Leadership Institute hosted a festive book launch for "Grades Aren’t Everything Revamping Pedagogic Discourse" by faculty member Prof. Anat Zohar >>