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Itamar from Yeshivat Ma'aleh Gilboa and Denny from the Salesian Pontifical Institute getting acquainted at Faith and Ecology. Photo by Jonathan Hefetz
Changing children’s lives through dental care

Changing children’s lives through dental care

Volunteers at the Trudi Birger dental clinic provide free dental care to the city’s underprivileged children. In the 1980s, Holocaust survivor Trudi Birger decided to set up a free dental clinic in Jerusalem to help underprivileged children who had no …

Laughter proves the best medicine

Israeli-Arab Sarhan Mahamid is Israel’s first medical clown. While he’s making sick kids laugh, he hopes he’s also breaking down a few borders. Clowns can disco dance, speak gibberish and play sneaky tricks — all for a laugh. Because of …

Kadima leads as 65% of Israelis go to the polls

Tzipi vs Bibi: The close race between Likud and Kadima was perhaps best illustrated by the front page of Israeli newspaper Maariv.Israeli voters may have appeared indecisive in the run-up to Israel’s elections for the 18th Knesset yesterday, but on …

Fashion photographer aims to remodel fashion world

Fashion photographer aims to remodel fashion world

“Any agency would send her away and tell her to lose 3-4 kilos,” Adi Barkan talking about fashion model Ortal, who stands next to him. What is beauty? It’s a question Israeli fashion photographer Adi Barkan has been wrestling with …

Making an impact in India

Yarden Tenenbaum and Uri Amit, founders of Leaders for Tikkun Olam, in Tamil Nadu, south India. When 10 Israeli and Diaspora Jews aged 21 to 30 get together on an eco-farm just outside of Tel Aviv this month on their …

Israeli donors offer aid and hope to Gaza

Israeli donors offer aid and hope to Gaza

Israelis Lee Ziv, 28, and Hadas Balas, 25, are organizing a non-political food and clothing drive, as an act of compassion, to help the people of Gaza. Photo credit: Elad VazanaWho are the victims in Israel’s recent war on terror …

Volunteers keep teaching Bedouin kids in time of war

Volunteer tutors from Ben Gurion University ensure that life goes on as normally as possible, even in the midst of the Gaza-Israel conflict. For over 30 years, Israeli after-school program Perach has been bringing one on one tutoring to kids …

Eilat to host major international energy conference

City of sunshine: Eilat will host a renewable energy conference in February.Despite the ongoing conflict in Israel, a three-day international conference on renewable energy planned for February is going ‘full steam ahead,’ according to organizers. Far from the range of …