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On Monday, November 16, 2009, more than 100 members of the Baltimore Jewish community participated in The Associated’s Israel Education & Engagement Summit. The purpose of the summit was to open a community dialogue about the future of the relationship between the next generation of Baltimore Jews and Israel. Representatives from more than 20 organizations participated in the summit, bringing their knowledge and investment in a vibrant relationship with Israel to the table.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2009
Israeli President Shimon Peres recently launched his own YouTube channel. He inaugurated his channel alongside YouTube founder Chad Hurley, who made a special trip to Israel for the event. Peres will use the channel to meet Web surfers around the world, including those from countries with which Israel does not have formal diplomatic relations. The president also will answer questions from YouTube viewers at virtual news conferences he hosts.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
The TAMID Israel Investment Group is a comprehensive, three phased program that connects American business-minded students with the Israeli economic landscape. The initiative aligns the next generation of philanthropists, leaders and investors in Israel through education, hands-on investment experience, and meaningful professional opportunities. This program is currently being piloted at the University of Michigan and will expand to college campuses nationwide in the near future.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2009
A new umbrella group, Lapid Israel, formed in 2008, aims to bring a high level of organization, publicity and public funding to bringing younger Diaspora Jews - those still in high school - on educational trips to Israel. The 24 organizations represented by Lapid bring some 15,000 high-school-age Jewish youths to Israel on formal programs each year. Lapid aims to become as successful as its best-known cousins, Birthright-Israel – Taglit, and MASA, private initiatives funded jointly by Israel, philanthropists, the Jewish Agency and others.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009
MASA Israel Journey recently launched ‘Go Green in Israel,’ an initiative to highlight opportunities for young adults in North America to study, intern or volunteer in the “green” or environmental sector in the Jewish state. MASA offers programs ranging from environmental studies at Ben-Gurion University and the Arava Institute, to internships at renewable energy startups, to volunteering on an eco-farm.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
Birthright, the 10 day Israel trip, which has brought some 220,000 Jews aged 18 to 26 to Israel since its inception in 2000, also runs specially tailored Birthright programs for those with disabilities. They have organized trips for young people with Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism, for the hearing impaired, the developmentally disabled and wheelchair users, and has had one trip for blind participants. By the end of 2009, at least 28 groups of people with special needs will have traveled to Israel on Birthright since 2003.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
This is the first long-term study of Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni to document the program's impact on early participants and their decisions and attitudes regarding marriage, community, and connection to Israel. The report finds, most dramatically, a deepening attachment to Israel and commitment to Jewish family.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009
Israel Connect is a program of the Melitz organization, dedicated to developing and facilitating a two-way, long-term and interpersonal connection between Jewish youth from around the world and their peers in Israel in order to enhance their Jewish identity and commitment to the Jewish people. The project twins young Jews from frameworks such as schools, university campuses and the IDF using the internet, video conferencing and face to face encounters.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009
The Jewish Agency has laid the cornerstone for a new Israel Cultural Center in Budapest that could serve as a testing-ground for similar Israel-Diaspora centers worldwide. Modeled on other nations' foreign cultural services, the center will bring under one roof a wide range of activities connected to Israel, and will expose visitors to a many fields of Israeli culture.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
Spring is considered by many as the best time to visit Israel, and for good reason: hundreds of millions of birds pass through that tiny little strip of a country in the course of the great migration -- offering a most unique experience for birding aficionados and amateurs alike. To coincide with the best of Israel’s spring migration that occurs from mid-March to mid-May, when the variety of species and sheer numbers of birds are exceptional, Jewish National Fund is offering its first-ever Bird Watching and Nature Photography Mission.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009