Social Action
Itamar from Yeshivat Ma'aleh Gilboa and Denny from the Salesian Pontifical Institute getting acquainted at Faith and Ecology. Photo by Jonathan Hefetz

Going to the head of the class

An ISEF-run math class for Israeli high school students. Galit Bareket Danielli grew up in a family of 11 children with parents who emigrated from Libya in the 1950s. Like many young Israelis from a disadvantaged background, Galit struggled against …

Israelis launch aid efforts for Katrina victims

Israelis have been watching the unfolding tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath with deep concern, and from the highest levels of government to the individual grass-roots efforts, they have been offering assistance and support to the parts of the …

Democracy in Israel goes online

Israeli high school students will be forced to grapple with the concept of democracy and what it means to them.Democracy in Israel is in good hands – as long as the Citizen’s Empowerment Center in Israel is on its side. …

US and Israel celebrate 20 years of free trade

September 1st marks exactly 20 years since the signing of the United States-Israel Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement.Matthew Anci, an American acting student, used to play basketball regularly until one day on the court he noticed he was unusually tired: …

Kibbutzim and the city

The Migvan Community building includes a dining room used on Friday evenings where families congregate for Shabbat dinner as well as the offices of the kibbutz’s successful high-tech company Migvan Effect. When one thinks of a kibbutz, a pastoral picture …

Operation Noah’s Ark: Evacuating the animals

While the government and the military are focusing on the most efficient ways to evacuate people in the disengagement operation, concerned volunteers have been working to find new homes for the four-legged residents of settlements in northern Samaria in the …

Peace of mind for special needs families

Shalva stands out among institutions that treat children with special needs because it invests in the parents as well as the kids. Until her seventh child was born nearly two years ago, Naama Tzuriel didn’t spend too much time thinking …