Named for Yitzchak Navon (1921 – 2015)
The 5th President of the State of Israel, Director General of the Office of Prime Ministers Moshe Sharett and David Ben Gurion, Minister of Education, Knesset Member and Chairman of the Zionist General Council.
In 1978, he was elected to serve as the 5th President of the State of Israel, a role he filled until 1983. After he completed his term, he returned to political activity and public service.
Over the years, Navon combined public and political activity with his writing, which focused primarily on the preservation of the cultural heritage of Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewry.