To the studious go the spoils

For decades, the Jerusalem Rotary Club has granted modest scholarships to worthy high school students in the capital.

By GAVRIEL FISKE
June 10, 2015 08:53
The Jerusalem Rotary Club

A high-school student receives an award from the Jerusalem Rotary Club.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The venerable Jerusalem Rotary Club engages in numerous charitable activities, foremost among them the annual scholarships awarded to promising city high-schoolers. This year these awards, which over the years have helped some 3,000 students, will be presented at a public ceremony on June 10 at the YMCA in downtown Jerusalem.

The purpose of the awards is to “provide assistance to Jerusalem students in their education, in recent years focusing on those studying technical, hi-tech and scientific subjects,” says Rotary Club member Kern Wisman, a former head of the Jerusalem Rotary Club Foundation, the nonprofit established in 1964 to manage the club’s charity efforts.

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