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To Give Is to Receive

By Brenda Katten ESRA (English Speaking Residents Association) whose Hebrew equivalent means “Help” is geared towards Anglos in Israel. The organization was founded in 1979 by Zimbabwe Oleh Merle Guttman, who recognized the necessity of providing a forum for English…

Israeli Researchers Announce New, Faster Testing Method for COVID-19

THE NEW METHOD, CALLED POOLING ALLOWS FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS TESTING OF SOME 60 PATIENTS, WHICH SHOULD “GREATLY INCREASE” THE RATE AT WHICH INFECTIONS ARE IDENTIFIED. (JNS) Researchers at Israel’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully…

Shalom, Make Yourself at Home!

Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) have announced that the new museum will open in fall 2020 in New Orleans. Exhibits will explore the many ways Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by…

UCSD Grant for Marine Archaeology Research

The University of California San Diego has announced a gift of more than $1.3 million from the Koret Foundation to support research collaborations focused on marine archaeology between UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA) and the University…

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New President Of Technion Seeks ‘Soft Sciences’

New head of ORT America aims to rebuild its base

By Carin M. Smilk, JNS.org Barbara Birch, 45, of New York was tapped last month as the new president and chief executive officer of ORT America. She most recently served as vice president of development at the Shalom Hartman Institute…

Bringing American Football to Israel

By Eliana Rudee, JNS.org Born and raised in a country that adores soccer over most other sports, Israeli educator and sports coach Erez Lustig fell in love with American football from a young age. His improbable love for the game…