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

Israelis and Palestinians embroider a social tapestry

Bethlehem designer Hanna Al-ama displays the embroidered shirts which were the result of the Peace Women collaboration.At leading Tel Aviv fashion house Comme il Faut, the usual upscale customers are used to finding the trendiest designs in Israel. But last …

Israeli foundation honors American neurobiologists

Dr Robert W. Wurtzis is one of two American neurobiologists who were awarded the Dan David Prize this year.An Israeli-administered foundation has awarded two American and one Israeli scientists with a cash prize of $1 million for their research in …

Latin Americans take tourism ideas home from Israel

A resident displays the colorful headress in Nebaj, Guatemala. Using the methods he learned in Israel, Felipe Brito hopes to increase tourism to his town. After a three-week stay in Israel, Guatemalan Felipe Brito is returning to his home village …

American mayors return to the classroom in Israel

Billings, Montana Mayor Charles Billings and Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Jane L. Campbell learn about the facilities at Jerusalem’s Yad Sarah headquarters last week.Nine American mayors temporarily traded in their managerial duties last week to become students again. The mayors, who …

A good neighbor program for Jews and Arabs

Shuli Dichter, Sikkuy’s co-director, shows a map of the Wadi Ara area to a group of residents. The organization is attempting to create a shared regional industrial zone in the area.The relationship between the Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel …

Israeli and Palestinian paddle against the tide

Jennifer Marouf from Ramallah and Yaron Konigsberg from Jerusalem train for kayaking in the Golan.What do a 22-year-old Israeli from Jerusalem and a 23-year-old Palestinian from Ramallah have in common? They’re both athletes and they’ve decided to utilize their talents …

Israel’s Yad Sarah lends a helping hand

Every one in two Israeli families has made use of Yad Sarah’s wide-ranging services.Almost thirty years ago, a young Jerusalem high school teacher lent a hot-steam vaporizer to a neighbor with a sick child. Others asked to borrow the device …