March 18, 2022

Be Part of the Next Big Idea


Helping Ukrainian Students

Tel Aviv University (TAU) has established an emergency scholarship fund for Ukrainian students whose academic pursuits have been interrupted by the war. Since announcing the scholarship fund and goal of raising $1MM, hundreds of applications have been received and TAU has already raised $700k from three generous donors. The scholarships will cover tuition, living, and insurance for six months. TO DONATE or READ MORE


All Star Team

For the ninth year in a row, American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which recognizes AFTAU's commitment to transparency, financial health, commitment to accountability, and industry best practices. Only 5% of the 1.5 million charities evaluated have received a 4-star rating nine consecutive times. READ MORE


Words vs. Emojis

To convey power to colleagues, your boss, or subordinates, use words, not emojis. According to a study from TAU's Coller School of Management, researchers found that employees who use pictures and emojis are perceived as less powerful than employees who use words. WATCH THE VIDEO or READ MORE

Recycling Practices 500,000 Years Ago

Researchers from TAU's Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology found that collectors in the prehistoric world (500,000 years ago) recycled old stone tools to preserve the memory of their ancestors. The study found that there was an emotional urge to collect old human-made artefacts, mostly as a means of preserving the memory of their ancestors and maintaining their connectedness with their place and time. READ MORE


New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Sunday, April 3, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden, New York

Join AFTAU alumni and friends to celebrate Jewish Heritage Night with the NY Rangers. Click here for details and to purchase tickets at a special price. Join us at half time for a group photo on the ice!

Cycle for Scholarships Benefitting Ukrainian Students

Join hundreds of friends from around the world as we bike together to raise money for scholarships for Ukrainian students! Ride any day between April 3-10, 2022. You choose whether you ride inside, at the gym, or outdoors on the open road. Follow @cycleforscholarships on Instagram and Facebook for updates and to share your journey. REGISTER to join or donate.