Israel pilots instant COVID detection test

By Ben Horodenker A pilot program has been launched for a rapid COVID-19 detection test, employing a revolutionary device that uses light waves to analyze molecular content. Israeli startup Newsight is collaborating with Sheba Medical Center to identify and classify evidence of coronavirus in the body in less than a second, using a sample of…


Frontier Israel Gap Semester Program

Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) and Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (AMIIE-JNF) are pleased to announce the launch of Frontier Israel, a gap semester program for recent high school graduates. The program, which will run from September 2-December 25, 2020, is designed for incoming college freshmen and rising sophomores and will allow them the unique…


Israel Seeks to Empower Ethiopian Youth

Photo: Students and staff of the Arrow Project on a tour of Sheba. In the center: Prof. Katorza. Yair Jalmar is at the far right. By Sharon Gelbach The growing protests against racism in the United States have aroused strong feelings across the globe, and Israel is no exception. Ethiopian Israelis have long complained of…


Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to Hold Global Virtual Gala Hosted by Dame Helen Mirren

The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) has announced that the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) will hold a virtual gala on Sunday, June 28, in partnership with Medici TV, to benefit the Orchestra three months after COVID-19 forced indefinite concert cancellations. Featuring classical music’s premier talent, this landmark moment in the IPO’s history…


Fighting hunger – and waste – in Israel

Why can’t we borrow this idea from the Israeli’s? We love this initiative by Jerusalem’s young residents to feed the needy while preventing food waste. Local vendors donate extra food at the end of each day which is then placed in fridges throughout Israeli cities, because no one should ever go hungry. So how does…

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