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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.
By Bruce DeBoskey
The DeBoskey Group denverpost.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2011
“We declare the establishment of 11 permanent settlements in the Negev and the Galilee and we vow to bring 300 families to these locations within 60 days,” Ayalim CEO Matan Dahan announced today. “The answer to the housing problem lies in settling the Negev and the Galilee.”
Like Israel’s pre-state settlers who first built towers and then received official recognition in a continuing operation called Homat V’Migdal, on Sunday, July 31 Ayalim began bringing caravans to 11 urban and rural locations in places such as Ramat HaNegev, Dimona, Yeruham, Ofakim, Mitzpeh Ramon and Kiryat Shmona.