​Raphael Recanati (1924-1999)


​Raphael Recanati was a man of vision; more important, he was a person devoted to putting his vision to work. He would have been proud of the Raphael Recanati International School carrying out his vision of modern Israel in action
Israel, he knew, could no longer be just the manifestation of its ancient promise or of revolutionary Zionist prophesies. It must, through competitive achievements, assume a place of leadership in new global markets and find ways to participate as a full partner in the creation of Western culture and international political institutions. Israeli universities, for their part, must help prepare new generations, both in Israel and from abroad, to thrive in this emerging world. 

The Raphael Recanati International School rejects the idea of seeing Israel as a follower and invites students to come to IDC Herzliya to learn how to become leaders – as scientists, as entrepreneurs and as custodians of a uniquely human global environment. This is the world Raphael Recanati understood and helped to invent.


The Raphael Recanati International School presents this challenge to students of unusual maturity and ambition. Come and learn the management skills, diplomatic strategies and technologies that define our age. Come immerse yourself in an unforgettable adventure. Come join and enjoy a unique student body. Come and be inspired to be among the founders of tomorrow’s world.


Oudi Recanati
Chairman of the IDC Herzliya
Board of Directors