Since launching our unique Independence Day online exhibition  “18 Ways Israel is Changing the World,” we’ve been getting enthusiastic feedback from people in several countries who are using all or part of the full-color, 18-image downloadable display onsite or online.

“The photos and information are fantastic,” wrote Jodi Gross of Congregation Adat Shalom in Farmington Hills, Michigan. “They are a wonderful way to tell kids and adults about the amazing things happening in Israel. We printed them and put them on a bulletin board focused on Israel. We plan to use them again in the future.”

Ruth Saunders, executive director of the Anglo-Israel Association in London, said she plans to hang the ISRAEL21c exhibit at the organization’s annual dinner in November. “Many thanks; wonderful exhibit and generally thank you because we use a lot of the material that you send us. People are informed, amazed and inspired by it,” she wrote.

Gail Jospa of Dix Hills Jewish Center in New York had the exhibition printed for the synagogue’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration, and then displayed the posters at a county-wide program preparing Jewish high school seniors to respond to BDS, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism they may face on college campuses. The Jewish Center is also showing the exhibition to its religious school students.

“18 Ways Israel is Changing the World” was mounted outdoors at the Yom Ha'atzmaut community-wide event hosted by the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California. Photo: courtesy
“18 Ways Israel is Changing the World” was mounted outdoors at the Yom Ha’atzmaut community-wide event hosted by the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California. Photo: courtesy

David Pacifici told us that he “very much enjoyed the exhibition” and would like to translate the accompanying text into Italian for use on his website Torah.it.

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation included a link to our exhibition in the May edition of its interactive newsletter that goes out to its many program participants in the United States and Israel.

Pedro Bilar, an Israel advocate from Zug, Switzerland, told us that he downloaded the exhibit and is hoping to have it displayed at a Swiss university. “Together with friends, we are thinking of other venues as well. We think it is very good and could be effective,” he wrote.

He added that he thinks “ISRAEL21c is one of the best information sites about Israel I know of, and precisely because it covers real-life facets of life there that unfortunately don’t get much, if any, exposure in the media.”

Second- to seventh-graders in the religious school of Temple Israel of Natick, Massachusetts, each got to look at printed boards from the exhibition and choose one to learn more about, writes Robin Kahn, director of education and teen engagement. “We then sat in groups and read them and talked about them. They loved it!”

Kahn says the students then met in smaller groups to read more. “At the end, each group had a representative stand up and say a few sentences about the innovation.”

Temple Beth El in Rochester, New York, displayed the ISRAEL21c slideshow at a Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration attended by 400 people. Photo by Margot Cohen/Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, New York
Temple Beth El in Rochester, New York, displayed the ISRAEL21c slideshow at a Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration attended by 400 people. Photo by Margot Cohen/Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, NY

Hadassah board member Roberta Abramson of Laguna Woods, California, printed out and hung the posters at a luncheon meeting in May. She also emailed a link to the exhibition to a visiting professor from Israel for use in countering hateful postings on a University of California campus.

Paulina Kovalsky reports that more than 400 people saw the ISRAEL21c slideshow at a community Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration held at Temple Beth El in Rochester, New York. The video also was embedded on the websites of the temple and the local JCC as well as the Hillel Community Day School’s Facebook page. “We’re using it in presentations about supporting Israel,” she writes.

Caron Blau Rothstein, Community Engagement Director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Oregon, chose two of the infographics to share with readers of the weekly Portland GrapeVine  e-newsletter.

If you want to show people just how much value Israel’s groundbreaking achievements provide the world, our exhibition is always available on our website for you to download, print, display on a screen or post in any location.

From revolutionary wheels that allow wheelchairs to go down stairs, to an ice technology that freezes breast tumors, each of the images includes textual information about the innovation or development and QR links to further details on some of the most exciting advances in Israel today.

We also offer you the chance to co-brand the exhibition with your own organization.

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