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SUNY-New Paltz and Ben-Gurion University graduate students at Kibbutz Sa’ad, near the Gaza Strip, where the bomb shelter near the cowshed is painted in a cow theme.

Playing around online? Then why not GoGiving

Assi Isac, CEO of GoGiving, aims to use Internet gaming software to help raise money for charities. When Assi Isac was working as a development manager for the online casino company 888, a new idea popped into his head. Why …

Israeli animal charity sends aid to Gaza zoo

Truckloads of food and medicine for lions, horses, donkeys, and other ill and hungry animals were among the relief supplies flowing into the Gaza Strip from Israel following the recent three-week war. It was no easy feat getting help to …

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 …