In general, Israeli women are grossly underrepresented in the higher echelons of industry and business: only five per cent of CEOs, 15 percent of company directors and 18 percent of executives are female, according to Catalyst, an NGO dedicated to creating more inclusive workplaces. by Nechama Kenig Science and technology are fundamental factors in the growth and development of every society. And, as Elizabeth Marincola, President of the … [Read more...] about Encouraging Girls to Excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
$12.5 Million Expansion Enables New Growth in Inclusion Programming and Focus on Employment for Israelis with Disabilities … [Read more...] about Ruderman Family Foundation, JDC and Israeli Government Expand Disabilities Partnership
by Benjamin Rutland exclusive to eJP As the bus bumped along the unpaved roads of Northern Ethiopia, the varied sounds of Ethiopian pop, American R&B and an occasional Israeli classic blared from the smartphones of the participants. The soundtrack reflected the multi-layered identities of the 15 outstanding Ethiopian-Israeli teens who participated in a roots tour of Ethiopia during Hannukah this year. I had the privilege to join the group … [Read more...] about My Parents Are My Heroes: Ethiopian-Israeli Teens Connect with Their Heritage
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!