“We educate students in the spirit of our motto, ‘Liberty and Responsibility.’ This means to endow the alumnus with the tools to do all that he desires without surrendering to limitations or waiting for the authorities to do it for him – but to do so in a way that clearly demonstrates responsibility for his surroundings and the willingness to act within them.”

IDC Herzliya / The Stories Behind The Place

The IDC story October 19, 2019

IDC Herzliya is 25 years old. It seems only yesterday that it was a vacant military base, and today it is a leading international academic institution that is home to 10 reputable schools, catering to students from Israel and around the world, with many academic and research achievements to its name.

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The stories behind the place | The Ivcher Auditorium | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

Ivcher Auditorium was the second auditorium established at IDC (after Alpern Auditorium), and is also an inheritance from the former army base. The building was originally used as an antiaircraft simulator that was considered at the time to be very sophisticated.

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The stories behind the place | Archaeological Relics on campus | IDC Herzliya July 19, 2020

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The stories behind the place | The Devorah Schocken Sculpture Garden | IDC Herzliya July 19, 2020

Today, the eucalyptus grove on campus features more than 30 sculptures by the artists Bernard Reder, Jacob Dorchin, Zigi Ben-Haim, and Zadok Ben-David.

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The stories behind the place | Monument to the fallen in memory of IDC’s students and Alumni | IDC July 19, 2020

The story of the IDC students and graduates who have fallen over the years during military action and in acts of terrorism is the story of Israeli society, and a painful and integral part of the story of this place.

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The stories behind the place | Sports Team and Achievements | IDC Herzliya July 18, 2020

IDC Herzliya has 30 teams made up of hundreds of students competing in a variety of sports. These teams are a central part of student life and of the community.

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The stories behind the place | The Arison-Lauder Building | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

Architect Ada Karmi-Melamede won an award for the design of the Arison-Lauder building. The building, which has enjoyed international acclaim and appeared in prestigious international magazines, combines an architectural concept manifested in all the buildings on IDC campus: finished in plaster – complementing the nature of construction in the coastal area where the predominant type of finish is plaster.

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The stories behind the place | Radzyner Administration Building | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

The Radzyner Administration Building was also part of the army base and was used by the army as classrooms. During the first years of IDC the Radzyner Administration Building was the only building on campus and was named the Radzyner Law School.

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The stories behind the place | The Faculty Parking Lot | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

In 1994, the ceremony declaring the establishment of IDC Herzliya was held in the empty lot that now serves as the faculty parking lot. In its early years, IDC’s graduation ceremonies were also held here.

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The stories behind the place | The Marc Rich Library | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

The library building was the army base’s kitchen and mess hall; when renovations began there were still fridges and pots in the building. The mezuzah on the library building was affixed by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau in a ceremony attended by then-President, Ezer Weizman.

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