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All for Israel

Ruthy Benoliel, WIZO Florida’s immediate past Chairperson and current Vice President of WIZO USA opens up about her role and WIZO’s incredible work during…

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Tikkun Olam

TIKKUN OLAM IS BASED ON ACTS OF KINDNESS TO PERFECT OR REPAIR THE WORLD.  THE CADENA FOUNDATION HELPS JEWISH VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS PRACTICE TIKKUN…

Life in Israel

Making Her Mark In Israel

ISRAEL HAS BEEN PRODUCING A STRING OF GREAT ARCHITECTS IN THE PAST DECADES. NOW, ISRAEL’S CELEBRITY ARCHITECT KEDEM SHINAR MAKES HER MARK WITH THE…

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Hateproof Healthcare

DURING THE SECOND WAR AGAINST MILITANT GROUPS IN SOUTHERN LEBANON, MANY HOSTILE MISSILES LANDED NEAR THE RAMBAM HEALTH CARE CAMPUS. TODAY, THE INSTITUTION IS…

World Ready

BRANDEIS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL (IBS) IS PART OF  BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, IN WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, A MODERN INSTITUTION BASED ON THE IDEALS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND…

Broward County Jewish Federation’s Latin Initiative. Organizations

Frijoles con Kugel

“IT IS ONLY WHEN ALL JEWS ARE TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY THAT THE WHOLE TORAH CAN BE FULFILLED.” J.M. EPSTEIN, KITZUR SHNE LUHOT HABERIT…

Life in Israel

Local Fun and Leisure

  WHEN ISRAELIS HAVE DAYS OFF, ISRAEL OFFERS THEM PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR FUN AND LEISURE. HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT LIFE IN…

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Schmoozing Muy Bueno

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL LATIN-JEWISH CENTER OPENED IN NEW YORK CITY, THE EVER-GROWING LATIN-JEWISH COMMUNITY IN SOUTH FLORIDA, FULL OF VENEZUELANS, ARGENTINES, MEXICANS AND OTHERS,…

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Saving Our History

THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU (JMOF-FIU) IS THE ONLY MUSEUM DEDICATED TO TELLING THE STORY OF 250 YEARS OF FLORIDA JEWISH HERITAGE, ARTS AND…

Life in Israel

The Powerhouse

THE TECHNION, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, IS A PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN HAIFA ESTABLISHED IN 1912. IT IS THE OLDEST UNIVERSITY IN ISRAEL, OFFERING…

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90 Years Strong

AMIT, RECENTLY REFERRED TO AS “THE GOOGLE OF EDUCATION IN ISRAEL,” IS CELEBRATING NINE DECADES OF CONSTANT GROWTH AND BEAUTIFUL RESULTS. THEIR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE…

Life in Israel

High Tech Desert Water

THE SHAFDAN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE DAN REGION OF ISRAEL IS AN EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD OF HOW NATURE, TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN RESOURCES…

Life in Israel

Train Of Gold

ARCHEOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS AND CULTURAL COMPLEXITIES POSE NO CHALLENGE FOR JERUSALEM’S LIGHT RAIL, THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT SYSTEM THAT SINCE 2011 IS SHOWING THE WORLD THAT…

Life in Israel

The Heart Of Tech

THE TEL AVIV STOCK EXCHANGE, ALSO KNOWN AS TASE, IS THE HEART OF ISRAEL’S TECH-FOCUSED ECONOMY. ITS INDEX, DESPITE GEOPOLITICAL UPS AND DOWNS, CONTINUES…

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Plant A Tree For Miami

DESPITE OUR SUB-TROPICAL WEATHER, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HAS LONG STRUGGLED WITH AN INADEQUATE TREE CANOPY. HOWEVER, THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL ZIONIST…

Helping With Joy!

SIMCHA CONNECTION WAS CREATED IN 2006 WHEN RABBI MORDECHAI CHAMAMI FROM RECHOVOT APPROACHED RABBI FEIVISH MORDECHAI DALFIN TO HELP MANY ORPHANS IN ISRAEL WITH…

Arava Journal

SITUATED IN A REMOTE PART OF THE EASTERN NEGEV, THE ARAVA IS ISRAEL’S MOST ISOLATED REGION, WHERE WATER RESOURCES ARE SCARCE, TEMPERATURES CAN SOAR…

Bridge Over Troubled Water

TROUBLED CHILDREN, THOSE THAT EXHIBIT AGGRESSIVE, WITHDRAWN OR GENERALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF THEIR CONCERNED PARENTS, NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE LIVES OF…

The Forces’ Friends

THE FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (FIDF) GREATER MIAMI REGION, LED BY FLORIDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DINA BEN ARI, HAS PROVEN ITSELF AS ONE…

Chic Shuks And More

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE QUALITY WINING AND DINING, CHIC SHOPPING, HISTORY AND BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES, ISRAEL HAS IT ALL TO SATISFY THE MOST DEMANDING STANDARDS…

Kehilla In College

MAINTAINING A STRONG JEWISH CONNECTION FOR THEIR COLLEGE STUDENTS IS IMPORTANT FOR MANY JEWISH FAMILIES. FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS WILL BE TESTING THEIR INDEPENDENCE…

From One Tree To A Canopy

WHEN ORGANIZATIONS JOIN FORCES, GREAT THINGS START TO HAPPEN. TWO GREAT ORGANIZATIONS PLAN TO REFOREST MIAMI-DADE BY THE YEAR 2020, CREATING A TREE-RICH COUNTY…

All The Single Mothers

CELEBRITY ATHLETE FOUNDATIONS AND CHARITIES ABOUND, BUT REPORTS SHOW THAT MANY ARE JUST MISMANAGED GOOD INTENTS, TAX SHELTERS, PUBLICITY STUNTS, OR EVEN WORSE, JUST…

L’Dor V’Dor

THREE GENERATIONS TO EMBARK ON THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME WITH THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF BROWARD COUNTY. Stacey Schulman never imagined that she would…

Eretz Alive

ISRAEL BLOSSOMS DURING ITS 65TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR. By Ross Belfer Since its establishment just 65 years ago, Israel is more alive than ever, and…

Glistening Country

KNOWLEDGEABLE TRAVELERS AND FUN-LOVING TOURISTS FIND ISRAEL THE PERFECT DESTINATION. By Ross Belfer Imagine waking up with palm trees outside of your window and…

WIZO Goes Green

HOW WIZO FLORIDA IS MAKING THE NEXT TU B’SHVAT A MILLION TIMES BETTER By WIZO Florida Back in 2011, the Miami-Dade Board of County…

The Sound Of Music

HOW A MIAMI MUSIC SCHOOL IS SHAPING A GENERATION OF CONTENT AND COMPLETE INDIVIDUALS By Mark Meneses Sound check has come and gone; all…

Efrat Organization

“RUTHY, I GAVE BIRTH TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY! I CAN’T BELIEVE I THOUGHT ABOUT DOING THAT.” THIS IS THE MOST COMMON PHONE CALL…

Torch Of Knowledge In The Desert

HOW IN ONLY FOUR DECADES, DAVID BEN-GURION’S VISION OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEGEV HAS GROWN INTO A SOLID NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Today, Ben-Gurion University of…

Exploring The New Haifa

As Israel’s third largest city, one of its prettiest, and a destination that is continually innovating and reinventing itself, Haifa has much to offer…

SAT Fraud

WHO ARE WE CHEATING? By Claudine Vainrub When the case of Sam Eshaghoff from Great Neck, Long Island, went all over the news, we…

21st Century Education

THE ILLITERATE OF THE 21ST CENTURY ARE NOT THOSE THAT CANNOT READ OR WRITE, BUT THOSE THAT CANNOT LEARN, UNLEARN, AND RELEARN.” – BERNIE…

Alona’s Story

A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE By Katherine Gillett; Photography By Barg/Weisberg  A Beautiful Life Turns Tragic Alona Epstein-Dayan’s story is all too familiar,…

Project Mitzvah

PRACTICING THE ACT OF TZEDAKAH. By Jen Karetnick A tenet in contemporary education goes something like this: Tell me how to do it, and…

The Community Closet

Lifelong friends Guenoun-Tangir and Karina Saias- Chocron work together to make the Community Closet a reality that helps those in need. By Jen Karetnick The early…

8 Points for Peace

Finding durable peace is the real goal. By Dr. Shmuel Katz Daily life in Israel is accompanied by the acknowledgement that Palestinian and/or Arab terrorism is…

The Leader In Me

By Mimi Klimberg, Julie Lambert,  and Valerie Mitrani Mrs. Herman, the fourth grade science teacher asks her students, “How do you want to approach…

The Ivy Dream

Correlating an Ivy Education and Career Success. By Claudine Vainrub Do you know what Richard Branson (CEO of Virgin), Michael Dell (CEO of Dell…

Back to Basics

Stop the race and play a little By Valerie Lustgarten “Ma, what’s up?” my 16-year-old son asked, as I hugged him again. This had been…

Wink & A Smile

Discover a children’s store that offers more than the naked eye can see: Give Wink. By Jen Karetnick For most people, getting involved with a charity…

High Art in Zion

Beyond aesthetics,  openings & gallery walls. By Monica Haim Some of the mini-projects are workshops led by designers and architects, for example, who teach…

Choosing a Future

When deciding which college to attend, make sure to take these five factors into consideration. By Claudine Vainrub Principal of Eduplan Do you realize that…