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Gonen Fink with his children at Emerald Lake, British Columbia, Canada.
Israel’s Crew 972 is animated about cartoons

Israel’s Crew 972 is animated about cartoons

Hollywood is the center of the film industry in the West, Bollywood its center in the East. But where is the capital of Toontown? If Crew 972 has anything to say about it, Tel Aviv will be the world center …

Providing an Israeli shelter for Africa’s refugees

Yohannes Bayu, founder of the African Refugees Development Center. His own experiences as a refugee fueled his decision to help others.For Yohannes Bayu, founder of the African Refugees Development Center (ARDC), time is always of the essence. To talk to …

Sudoku. Photo by Rick McCharles

The Israeli to blame for your Sudoku addiction

When asked by colleagues or potential business partners, high-tech entrepreneur Gideon Greenspan says he has 25 years of experience as a software developer. Most people scratch their heads, of course: Greenspan, who’s developed the world’s most popular online Sudoku game Web Sudoku, is only 32 years old and he looks much younger than his age.

From fighter pilot to entrepreneur

Israel’s serial entrepreneur Arik Czerniak likes to share his experience with upcoming start-ups.Is being a fighter pilot good training for a CEO? Israeli Arik Czerniak seems to think so. “In the Air Force, we used to say that experience is …

Jerusalem above all others

Leon Botstein, music director and principal conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, wants to ensure that the sounds of Jerusalem can be heard around the entire world.Sometimes things go right. In 2003, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO), plagued by debt …

Raising hope for treating renal cancer in kids

Looking for a first in stem cell treatment: Dr. Benjamin Dekel, a senior physician and scientific researcher at Sheba Hospital in Israel.He’s 42 and just at the beginning of his career, but with a new prestigious cancer research award under …

An Israeli treasure chest of jewels

Exuberant, colorful, and whimsical, Israeli designer Orna Lalo has turned a tiny cottage industry of limited edition jewelry into a successful international company with sales all over the world. Just imagine a treasure chest overflowing with glistening baubles, or a …