THE JEFF SEIDEL STUDENT CENTER SERVING

The Student Center for Herzliya students

11 Sokolov Street, Herzliya

*”…At the request of the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC) we have been asked to clarify that the JEFF SEIDEL’S STUDENT CENTER IN HERZLIYA is in no way
connected with IDC and is not empowered to act and/or represent itself as acting
on behalf of IDC in any matter whatsoever…”

Programs for Students at IDC University

We organize a wide range of programming for students studying abroad at IDC University, including guest speakers, lunch-and-learns, weekend trips, and Shabbat dinners with local families. We work to incorporate the true Israel experience with each student’s study abroad experience, exposing students to Israeli culture and Jewish life in Israel while helping them foster lifelong friendships with one another.

Weekly Lecture Series With Dinner

Weekly Lecture Series

Come listen to a wide variety of Jewish experts in their respective fields speak about their lives and their work. From soldiers to politicians, journalists to athletes, this is a unique opportunity to hear about the careers and lives of the Jewish leaders of Israel.

Women’s Leadership Programming With Dinner

Women’s Leadership Programming

This fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn about women’s issues in contemporary Judaism. Once per week, participants get together as a group, eat dinner (on us!), and discuss a different topic brought forth from the Torah and how it applies in the modern day.

ATV Shabbaton

Prague Mission Trip

Join us for our ATV Shabbaton! A great way to experience Shabbat, we will go ATV'ing on Friday followed by a beautiful Shabbat together.

Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Party

Come root for your favorite team while enjoying all-you-can eat food and drink, on us!

The Poland Trip

Poland Mission Trip

Every spring semester we conduct a student trip to Poland for the overseas students studying at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University. Our student mission is led by one of the premier educators of Yad Vashem, Ms. Hazy Flint. This four-day trip of 36 students includes visiting concentration camps such as Treblinka, Majdanek & Auschwitz, and spending Shabbat is in Krakow. You will get to learn about the once-vibrant Jewish communities of Poland and how they were decimated by the Holocaust.
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Sushi Open House

Sushi Open House

Come kick off the semester with a sushi social! Meet our staff, get the lowdown on our social events, and meet other students studying abroad in Tel Aviv, all while enjoying sushi and drinks on us.

Prague Trip

Prague Mission Trip

During the fall semester, we conduct a 3-day shabbaton in Prague for 26 overseas students studying at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University. This shabbaton will allow students to explore the Jewish historical sites such as the Maharal Synagogue and the Terezin (Theresienstadt) Concentration Camps, as well as the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge.
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Men’s Dine & Learn

Men's Dine & Learn

Throughout the semester we arrange small group and one-on-one learning sessions on a variety of topics to give the students an opportunity to learn about Jewish concepts from Jewish texts.

Italy Trip

Italy Student Mission

We conduct a 3-day shabbaton in Italy for 36 overseas students studying at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University. This shabbaton will allow students to learn about the history of Jews in Italy, interact with the thriving Jewish community there, and take in the famous landmarks of Venice and Rome.

Meet Our Staff

Rav Gavriel

DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

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Meet Rabbi Gavriel Lakser, the new Director at Jeff Seidel’s Student Center by the IDC Herzliya!

Rav Gav holds a BA in History from York University and received rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.

Rav Gav has been inspiring Jews of all backgrounds as an educator and through his writing, and he has a unique ability to relate the incredible wisdom of Judaism’s sacred texts in a manner that is both inspiring and accessible. Whether you’re looking for a Torah study partner, a friendly game of pick-up ball, or to schmooze about politics or philosophy, drop in to the JSC to say Hi.


Looking forward to meeting you!

Contact Us

Rav Gavriel Lasker