Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett
On September 1, 2015, Minister of Education Naftali Bennett visited Schneider Children’s to mark the start of the school year with hospitalized children. Accompanying the Minister were Irit Livne, Supervisor of Health in the Ministry of Education, and Itzik Braverman, Mayor of Petach Tikvah. The guests met with Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children’s, and Maskit Shochat, Director of the Educational Center. Following his visit, Minister Bennett said that “this was without a doubt the most important place I have been to today, the first day of the new school year. I met children with endless optimism, who don’t give up, and with dedicated staff who perform holy work. It is said that ‘whomever saves one life is as if he has saved an entire nation’. You save so many lives both medically and educationally. I wish everyone a successful and healthy academic year.” The Educational Center at Schneider Children’s is an experimental school operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and provides continued education for the hospitalized child while supporting the hospitalization process and advancing recovery.