Shiur Acher (Different Lesson)

Shiur Acher focuses on expanding opportunities for disadvantaged children by connecting between schools in low-income neighborhoods and volunteer resources, offering high quality education. Founded in 2002, Shiur Acher aims to change the way children perceive themselves utilizing a low cost/high impact approach. Shiur Acher recruits volunteers - accomplished professionals - through their place of employment as teachers in Israeli schools teaching “different lessons” in their own field of expertise.

With over 200 courses across the country, and over 2000 volunteers, Shiur Acher currently serves thousands of children from a variety of backgrounds. These children are inspired to develop new ways of thinking and set higher goals for themselves through role models, new teaching methods and exciting subject matter.

Joined IVN’s portfolio in early 2011 as part of the Social Venture Program.

STATUS: Mature

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Rachel Ofer
Rachel is a Management & Human Resources Consultant with over 30 years of experience in her field. Rachel has joined the Shiur Acher board.

Itsik Danziger
Itsik, former Senior Manager at Comverse Technology and currently serving as active chairman of Galil Software, brings thirty five years of experience in senior executive positions in the telecommunication technology industry. Itsik is the Chairman of IVN’s investment committee and a board member.





Number of Courses

  • 2011/12 – 284
  • 2012/13 – 353

Number of Students

  • 2011/12 – 7,000
  • 2012/13 – 8,500

Number of Companies

  • 2011/12 – 168
  • 2012/13 – 206