Equal opportunity

April 14, 2013 16:23

Nina Weiner’s foundation has given thousands of underprivileged youth scholarships for higher education for nearly 40 years.

Nina Weiner

Nina Weiner 521. (photo credit:Noam Galai)

IT IS SAFE to say Nina Weiner’s life has always been defined by the idea of education as a basic need.

Growing up in Israel, it occupied a central place in her family’s life, and looking back at her childhood, there was really no way that she could have escaped it. Born in Egypt to a Russian father who studied in Kiev and a mother of Sephardi origin who had earned a degree from the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris, Wiener eventually chose to dedicate her professional life to ensuring that young Israelis from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to higher education.


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