"This Heralds the Strategic Vision for the city of Jerusalem for the Next 50 Years" - The Canadian Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology

Left to right: Members of the Student Union at Tal Campus, Head of Tal Campus Eti Stern, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, and Vice President of JCT Stuart Hershkowitz

As part of the Jerusalem Day opening events, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Tal Campus project at the Jerusalem College of Technology – Lev Academic Center in Jerusalem. The new campus will be the largest academic campus in the world for engineering studies for religious and ultra-orthodox women, and is projected to cost NIS 300 million. The event was attended by, inter alia, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin, Knesset Members Avraham Neguise, Moti Yogev, Jerusalem Foundation President Johanna Arbib, Deputy Mayors and Members of the Jerusalem City Council Meir Turgeman, Yael Antebi, Ofer Berkowitz, Hagit Moshe, and Moshe Leon, and representatives of the Jerusalem College of Technology – Lev Academic Center, President Prof. Chaim Sukenik, Head of the Batei Midrash Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Rimon, Vice President Stuart Hershkovitz, Director General Yossi Zeira, and Head of Tal Campus Eti Stern.

JCT President Chaim Sukenik, Mayor Nir Barkat and JCT Vice President Stuart Hershkowitz

Mayor Nir Barkat with JCT supporters- Rori Cassirer and Ruth Brandt-Spitzer

The campus, which is slated to be built in Emek Zion (Zion Valley), near the Begin Highway and the new entrance to Jerusalem to be constructed near Givat Mordechai and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, will include state-of-the-art technology, including digital rooms equipped with the most advanced electronic equipment, computer laboratories, a library, an advanced sports center, a day care center for female students, as well as lawns and open spaces. The first building which is expected to be built is the Life and Health Sciences Building, a field in which the Jerusalem College of Technology – Lev Academic Center has become a national leader, and in which over 750 women, who will integrate within the health system in the next few years, are currently studying.

Jerusalem Foundation President Johanna Arbib, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, President of JCT Prof. Chaim Sukenik, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin, MK Avraham Nagosa and MK Moti Yogev

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