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Hand in Hand’s Five Bilingual Schools Open with Record Number of Jewish and Arab Students

Posted on: 05-09-2014

Hand in Hands five bilingual schools opened yesterday with a record number of nearly 1,200 Jewish and Arab students!

This follows a summer of Israeli and international media coverage pointing to Hand in Hand as the most viable example of how Jews and Arabs can live together.
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Moishe House Strives to Meet International Expansion Demand for Young Jewish Adults – Establishes Global Community Fund

Posted on: 28-07-2014

Moishe House, a pluralistic international organization that provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s, has established the Global Community Fund to meet the increasing demand for their services around the world. Established in partnership with the Sabrina Merage Foundation, Moishe House is committed to raising the funding necessary to bring these vibrant home-based Jewish communities to all.
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Merage Foundation Supports Those Impacted by Conflict in Israel

Posted on: 24-07-2014

The entire Merage Foundations organization is saddened by the continued conflict between Israel and the Islamist militant organization, Hamas, in Gaza. The loss of civilian life and the suffering of so many families, both Israelis and Palestinians, is deeply troubling. As an organization that has always supported partners who seek peaceful solutions and promote tolerance, we are motivated to reach out and provide support and assistance to those that are in distress in any way we can.
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Connecting With Young Jews, Wherever They Are

Posted on: 08-07-2014

by David Cygielman, founder and CEO of Moishe House, a pluralistic international organization supported by the Sabrina Merage Foundation that provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s.

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Hand In Hand Students Welcome the Pope to Jerusalem

Posted on: 29-05-2014

Christian, Muslim and Jewish HAND IN HAND students were invited by Mayor Nir Barakat to personally welcome Pope Francis as he arrived in Jerusalem this week.

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Sabrina Merage to be Honored at Night of Unity

Posted on: 09-10-2013

Sabrina Merage will be honored at the upcoming Night of Unity event, taking place on November 10, 2013. This event is a benefit for JConnect LA, Shabbat Tent, and Jewlicious Festivals. The event will feature gourmet food, games, world-class entertainment, auctions, dancing, and more!
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Next generation of donors committed to philanthropy

Posted on: 13-02-2013

By Bruce DeBoskey
The DeBoskey Group

With $41 trillion expected to pass by inheritance to NextGen heirs in the coming decades, people are asking, “What’s going to happen to that wealth?” and “Will young people be as philanthropic as their elders?” The answer appears to be that young people are committed to philanthropy and will indeed quickly carry the torch and contribute generously to helping solve the problems facing our communities and our world.

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David Merage Speaks at the 2011 General Assembly

Posted on: 23-02-2012

The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly is the premier North American Jewish conference; it inspires and engages current & emerging Jewish leaders, tackles the critical issues of the day and showcases the best of the Federation movement.

David Merage presented “Making Ben Gurion’s Dream a Reality: The Negev from Now to 2020” at the 2011 General Assembly in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 7th.

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Sde Boker Educational Campus

Posted on: 22-08-2011

The Sde Boker Educational Campus project began in July 2009 with the development of a high school for the Ramat Negev region of Israel. On September 1, 2010, the elementary school was completed and students began their first day at a brand new school.

There are currently 1800 citizens living at the at Ben-Gurion village, where the existing education complex serves 350 children under the age of 18 from Sde Boker. The new “Green Campus” was built using environmentally-friendly techniques including windows built to maximize sunlight and in the direction of the wind. The campus houses 16 classrooms, sport fields, offices, and meeting rooms for the school staff.

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Lone Soldiers Are Not Alone Thanks to Wings

Posted on: 29-06-2011

January 4, 2010 / 18 Tevet 5770

For thousands of young men and women who are living in Israel without family and who voluntarily serve in the IDF, entering civilian life can be traumatic.

But the multi-faceted “Wings” program, a Jewish Agency program in partnership with the Merage Foundation and other donors, gives these lone immigrant soldiers support and guidance before and immediately after they are discharged.

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