“The growing trend of employing Haredi women in hi-tech – a field that enalbes them to earn a respectable living and is considered to be ‘a profession of the future’ – is evident on the Haredi campuses, where many Haredi women go to earn a degree in computer sciences. The most prominent and well-established Haredi campus, which offers degrees in this field is the Jerusalem College of Technology – Lev Academic Center’s Lustig Campus, which completely separates men and women and has exceptional placement statistics, currently at 93%. “I looked for a place that would help me earn a degree that combined academic studies with religious studies, and I chose to study towards a degree in computer science” says Dr. Hadas Tschiler, a Haredi woman from Petach Tikvah, a computer science lecturer at Lustig Camus, a Lustig graduate herself. “Choosing this field enables me to earn a respectable living, to support my family. As a graduate of the Campus, as well as a lecturer there, I see how the Haredi graduates of this institution are extremely sought after by employers.”
This article originally appeared in the Hebrew version of Mishpacha Magazine April 12th, 2018.
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