Social Action
Soldiers wounded in combat in Gaza are led to the emergency room at Soroka. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

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 …

Laughing for a cause [video]

Laughing for a cause [video]

There’s nothing funny about a terror attack, but the parents of one victim decided to celebrate their son’s life with a biannual comedy tour across Israel. Armed with wit and absurdity, American comedian Avi Liberman was recently in Israel as …

Business buddies

Life sciences software house Comply is one of a small but growing number of Israeli businesses outsourcing work to Palestinian professionals. At life sciences software company, Comply, working with Palestinian software engineers was first and foremost a business decision. Four …

Intel thinks positive about Israeli kids’ futures

Named one of the top companies in Israel working to improve society, Intel is helping to tutor children across the country in math, science and computing. Intel volunteer Udi de Groot works with students from a Haifa high school in …