Ultra-Orthodox High Tech Revolution in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 25th August, 2016. CHAIM SUKENIK, CEO of the Jerusalem College of Technology - JCT Lev Academic Center, an Orthodox college in Jerusalem that offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several fields of study, totally gender segregated including lecturers, combined with intensive Jewish studies. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics more than 50% of ultra-Orthodox Haredi men participate in the labor force, up from 33% in 2005. The percentage of working Haredi women exceeds 70%. As of April 2016 an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Haredim work in high-tech, 75% of them were women.