Our Story

Welcome to the Edmond J. Safra Center for the Study of Brain and Learning Disabilities.

Our center is dedicated to exploring the fascinating intersection of mind, brain, and education, with a specific focus on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Hebrew and Arabic speaking children and adults.

Our multi-cultural center is a beacon of hope for shared living that celebrates human diversity.

By pooling resources and expertise, researchers from different backgrounds can work together to develop effective interventions that are tailored to the needs of all children in the region, regardless of their religion or language.

Through this kind of collaborative effort, we can build bridges between communities and promote greater understanding and empathy between people who might otherwise see each other as adversaries.

Ultimately, it’s through these kinds of initiatives that we can create a more peaceful and harmonious future for every child in our country.

We Strive For

Studying the behavioral and brain processes underlying learning disabilities in Hebrew and Arabic

Identification, diagnosis, and remediation of learning disabilities

Translating research knowledge into innovative tools for diverse Israeli populations

Providing teacher training and parental support

Educating generations of young researchers and clinicians

The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities was established at the University of Haifa in 2008 by the late Prof. Zvia Breznitz’s extraordinary vision.