We are very pleased to announce CFHU’s scholarship recipients for 2021. Read about these exceptional students who are heading to Israel to fulfill a dream of studying at the world-renowned Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

For further information on how to apply for our scholarships, please visit www.cfhu.org/scholarships.

Einstein Legacy Student Scholarships

Rachael OstroffRACHAEL OSTROFF, Ottawa

  • Rothberg International School – LL.M. in Human Rights & International Law – October 2021
  • Received the Martha Cohen Endowment Student Scholarship

Since her first visit to the Mount Scopus campus, it has been Rachael’s dream to study at the Hebrew University.

Currently completing her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Ottawa, Rachael also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Philosophy from McGill University and a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Economy from Carleton University.

Rachael will be studying for an International LL.M. in Human Rights & International Law, confident that this will provide an exceptional foundation for her to embark on her legal career. The LL.M program will provide her with the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of international economic law and to begin her own research into the regulation of multi-jurisdictional crime.

She is also hoping to use this opportunity to build her professional network in Israel, with the ultimate goal of making Aliyah in the near future.


Aryeh FortinskyARYEH FORTINSKY, Toronto

  • Graduate Degree Physics at Hebrew U – October 2021
  • Received the Bernard & Elinore Persiko Merit Student Scholarship Fund

Aryeh received his BSc with honors from the University of Waterloo where he studied mathematical physics and pure mathematics. During his undergraduate years he was an Associate Undergrad at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the co-president and vice president of Hillel Waterloo and served on the University of Waterloo Federation of Students where he helped draft legislation to combat BDS.

Aryeh is currently a PhD student in theoretical physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Upon completing his PhD, he plans to pursue a faculty position at a leading institution or a research staff position at a technology company or hedge fund.


Anathalie Jean-CharlesANATHALIE JEAN-CHARLES, Quebec

  • Rothberg International summer Biblical Hebrew Course
  • Received the Yale Pilz Memorial Student Scholarship Fund

Anathalie is an undergraduate student at Laval University and plans to pursue postgraduate education at the Faculty of Theology at Laval, McGill or Tyndale University.

Anathalie spent the summer in Israel studying ancient Biblical Hebrew and participating in various field trips. This course is intended to be the springboard to her deepened understanding of Ancient Hebrew culture and will help build a strong theological foundation for her future published writings about the Scriptures.

We wish Anathalie the best of luck in her chosen career path.