By Rabbi Mauricio Balter As a young rabbi in Argentina, I recall Israel being an integral component of every community I visited all around the world. Israeli flags would be prominently displayed in the lobby and maps of Israel and pictures representing the Jewish state were proudly plastered all around the building and in the Hebrew schools. Israel was a favorite topic of most rabbis’ sermons and Israel was always a source of great pride. … [Read more...] about Mind the Gap
By Maayan Hoffman
In 57 hours, Ido’s life was changed.
Ido was wounded in battle in Israel 22 years ago. Due to a paralyzed hip with a propensity to dislocate, he has been walking on crutches since the age of 20. But after three days (or 57 working hours) a team of makers has created a one-of-a-kind band that allows him to stand and walk for the first time since his accident.
“Doctors think of medical solutions,” … [Read more...] about ‘Creating Miracles’
TOM’s first International Makers for Heroes Develops Solutions for Wounded Vets from Israel, US and France
By Eli Cohn-Postell Every relationship has a breaking point. We all have a point where being consistently engaged with someone or something is no longer worth our time, effort, or emotional energy. Most of the time we do not know where this line is until it is crossed, and the point of no return varies for each of our relationships. Rarely do we have the foresight to see the breaking point coming. In our community we often worry that … [Read more...] about The Israel Program Brain Drain
Jerusalem, May 3, 2018: What’s the best way to build and strengthen the Jewish future? One hundred and fifty Limmud leaders from 50 communities in 25 countries, spanning Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and more - will converge on Israel May 3-6 to anticipate challenges and brainstorm innovations at Limmud … [Read more...] about 150 Limmud Activists Gather for Inaugural “Limmud Connect” Global Volunteer Forum
By Eliana Rudee (JNS) In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy mid-April evening under the Nachlaot stars, sipping good Israeli wine and talking about the intersection of Zionism and feminism. The “Wonder Women + Wine” event was held by “Wine on the Vine,” a flagship project of The Israel Innovation Fund (TIIF), a nonprofit with a vision to “reignite the Zionist spirit and meet … [Read more...] about Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop over a Crisp Glass of Chardonnay