Social Action
A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

Israel answers Japan’s call for aid

Advanced medical personnel, as well as emergency supplies of gloves, blankets, coats and portable toilets, are quickly being sent to tsunami-hit areas. The Israeli team will assess what needs to be done in the tsunami-devastated region, before sending for more …

Chilean miners put their faith in Israel

“It is amazing to be here, in this place,” say the men, who were invited on a Pilgrimage of Thanks following their 68-day ordeal trapped underground. Miner Richard Godoy baptizing his baby son in the Jordan River. It was dubbed …

It takes many arms to reach kids in need

‘We are an octopus,’ jokes one Jaffa Institute employee. ‘Whenever our founder hears of a problem, he extends another hand.’ Children at the Jaffa Institute’s after school activity centers don’t have to go home to an empty house. They receive …

Venture capital with a conscience

Dualis Social Venture Fund provides resources for ‘social businesses’ that aim to empower society’s underdogs through solid entrepreneurship. Photo by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University. Manager of Ringelblum Café Noam Horovitz, left, with Allan (Chanoch) Barkat of Dualis at the Beersheva …