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100 European Jewish Boys & Girls Celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs at Western Wall

The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.

Senior Affordable Housing Project Awarded Millions for Construction

"Increased access to affordable housing for seniors will contribute to the creation of a more equitable, inclusive and vibrant Israeli society as a whole.”

United Hatzalah’s New Responders Team In Mount Hevron Region

There are towns in the region whose closest defibrillator is more than a 15-minute drive away in the next town over; that’s unacceptable when we need to save someone’s life in just a few seconds.

Spiting Academic Establishment, Knesset Approves Law Facilitating Adelson Medical School in Ariel University

The new law fixes a problem that began as Israeli institutions of higher education began to flourish in the liberated territories, most notably Ariel University in Samaria.

Students, Adults Celebrate Tu B’Shevat With Hikes, Gardening, Tree Plantings

In addition to planting new trees, it is traditional to eat dried fruits and nuts that symbolise the Holy Land, including figs and dates.

‘RabbisCanRun’ for Youth at Risk in Israel

Ten community rabbis have signed up for the 2018 RabbisCanRun program, and others expressed interest. Each participant will receive a free trip to Israel.

‘Dames of the Dance’ Heat Up the Stage Ten Years Later

“There’s no pressure in Dames. There’s only working together to create the best show possible. It’s the best of Israel in miniature: kindness, chesed, sisterhood.”

Beis Finger Rehab Center Opens for MS, Neuro Residents in Jerusalem

Beis Finger is intended to be accessible to those from the central region of the country, and is fully disabled-accessible.

Autistic Recruits Help IDF with Inclusive Elements in Military

“I knew this program had potential because it taps into their strengths, specifically intense focus for extensive periods of time and strong visual capabilities.”

Israeli Doctor Performs Rare Spinal Surgery in Jerusalem to Save Bedridden Palestinian Authority Teen

"No one in Israel or abroad wanted to treat him until we got to Dr. Schroeder at Hadassah."

Beitar Jerusalem Star Headlines Ceremony for Bereaved Children at Teddy Stadium

"To see the tremendous mental power of the relatives of victims of terror attacks and to witness their joy of living, and their giving to all those around them gives us strength."

Yehoshua Hershkowitz, z’l 92, Passes Away

Mr. Hershkowitz, z'l was the founder of Tomche Shabbos.

Haifa U. NGO to Purchase 1,730 Acres of Amazon Rainforest

With the purchase, the lands will become part of a local nature preserve that is being managed by the local communities.

Omer’s LEGO Tower Built to Highest Standard — and Hopefully Breaks Record — in...

The project was started in memory of 9-year-old Omer Sayag, who loved building Lego towers and who died of a rare brain cancer.

Boulder Contemplates Ramat HaNegev as Sister City

The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.

Worldwide Chanukah Project: Lighting Up Places of Darkness

"Our goal was to motivate WBA members and Jews around the world to utilize their inner light to illuminate any place in the world where they see darkness..."

2017 Begin Prize Awarded to Malcolm Hoenlein

Hoenlein was honored for his work in strengthening ties between Jews in the Diaspora and Israel.

Faces of ICSN – Tali Ayal : From Cancer Victim to ICSN Volunteer

Tali was a recipient of ICSN's help. Now she volunteers at ICSN's comfort corners in several oncology units.

Smiling is Hard, I Try to Do it Anyway – Yossi’s Story

“Without the assistance from the people at the Israel Cancer Support Network (ICSN), I don’t know where we would be."

Russia’s President Honored Memory of His Jewish H.S. Teacher

"The embassy helped organize the burial ceremony and commissioned its representative to it."

Fear Is a Waste of Time – Batel’s Story

The doctors said she’d die, but after 6 months in remission, 15 year old Batel is trying to look to the future.

Billionaire Jewish Philanthropist, Wife, in Double Suicide

Sherman has donated a record $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. He built a major addition to the geriatric Baycrest center, as well as to other Toronto-area community centers and hospitals.

“I Want My Life and My Family Back”

ICSN has brought in a tutor to help their children with homework and to study for exams.

Jews Helping in California’s Fifth Largest Wildfire

When the rabbi returned with water bottles to check on his congregants he discovered that two families had already lost their homes to the flames.

Miriam Takes Small Steps Towards Hope

"Arale often volunteers to take me to and from my treatments, he patiently helps me down the steps to his car and treks up them after, supporting me the entire time.”

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