A delegation of outstanding Ethiopian-Israeli high school students visited the country where their parents were born. Zahava remembered that the name she was given at birth was Aregitu (meaning roots) - Netanel filmed a movie of the school where his father studied - Daniel connected with a young child who is waiting to make Aliyah - Gila was touched by singing Hatikva in the Jewish cemetery at Wolleka - All of the participants returned more … [Read more...] about Out of Africa, and Back
Love makes the melody immortal! Louis Lewandowski, 1821-1894 by Inbal Freund-Novick Hans Bloemendal is going to be 90 in a month. He has been a famous cantor in Amsterdam for over 40 years. His wife is holding his hand telling his story of survival through the Holocaust, his eyes tell us the rest of it - how he knew Anne Frank, how he watched another young girl who perished, his sister, make the wrong decision to not join him in the … [Read more...] about Love Makes the Melody Immortal!
by Glenn S. Easton The organization I walked into was $1 million in the red, had a $4.5 million cost overrun and mortgage from a recent, disastrous renovation, “borrowed” $1 million from their endowment fund to make ends meet, had two decades of year-end operating deficits, and lost the confidence of its major donors due to perceived organizational and financial mismanagement. Today, the organization has a $23 million endowment, an annual … [Read more...] about Financial Stability by Eliminating Fund Raising
by Guy Spigelman Officially I made Aliyah on the 4th of April, 1994 - that’s almost 19 years ago (in case you were wondering I’m about to turn 41), and frankly, at the time, I was exhausted with being “Jewish.” I just wanted to “be”, and thought that the simple fact of living in Israel, voting, paying taxes, doing the army, having a family would surely be enough. Before I made Aliyah the first time, I spent almost every waking hour at … [Read more...] about My Second Aliyah
Sunday, a ceremony took place at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem celebrating the milestone of 6,000 soldiers who have been converted through the Nativ program, a partnership between The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Government of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces. The 6,000 soldiers completed the Nativ educational course over the last eleven years and then chose to convert. Speaking to the Nativ participants in attendance, … [Read more...] about Nativ Reaches New Milestone with 6000 IDF Soldiers Completing Conversion