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

The Alpern Auditorium, which is an inheritance from the former army base, was IDC’s first auditorium. Its refurbishment was enabled by Ms. Miriam Doron and Ms. Aliza Jaffa, in memory of their parents.

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The stories behind the place | The Carol and Joey Low Lecture halls | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

During the days when IDC campus was an army base, the hangar was used as a treatment shed for vehicles. This building is of particular historical significance for IDC as in 1998, when the Council for Higher Education accredited IDC’s very first academic degree, all the students and faculty squeezed into the original hangar and performed the debut of IDC’s anthem.

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The stories behind the place | The Adelson School of Entrepreneurship | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

The architecture of the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship embodies the spirit of innovation and transformative thinking central to its mission. The plan is efficient and modular with tall spaces designed to be conveniently reconfigured for easy adaptation to support a variety of teaching environments.

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The stories behind the place | The Raphael Recanati Avenue Of Flags | IDC Herzliya June 8, 2020

In the proclamation of the establishment of IDC Herzliya, it was declared that IDC was intended to be a house of learning for residents of the region and for young Diaspora Jews.
It was this vision that led to the founding of the Raphael Recanati International School in 2001. The school opened around the same time that the Second Intifada broke out, and in its early days, only 30 students enrolled. Today, the RRIS is home to approximately 2,000 students from 90 countries.

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The stories behind the place | The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Office of the President | IDC Herzliya May 13, 2020

The shack used by Prof. Reichman, president and founder of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, was formerly the army base’s infirmary.

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