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VIDEO: Israeli and US students team up to build ECO CENTRE

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An agricultural school in Israel has teamed up with a college in the U.S. to establish an ecological center. Our correspondents have more on the story.

Students from an agricultural school in northern Israel are working with American students from New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College. The American students traveled to Israel to help the agricultural school Kfar Galim to make an ecological center.

The ecological center is being made from recycled materials, mostly tires.

[Tali Goren, Representative Ecological Center, Kfar Galim]:
“This is a project of 12th graders who are graduating this year from Kfar Galim, along with students from Dartmouth College, working together.”

Students say the language, cultural and age differences didn’t stop them from working together.

[Rachel Waasah, Student, Kfar Galim]:
“We talked with them in English and this helped to improve our English skills. But it was hard and there were words we didn’t understand. Lucky, a guide translated the difficult words for us.”

[Abraham, Student, Kfar Galim]:
“We worked with people from abroad and the cooperation was really good. We had a good time with them and we were glad that they helped us with this project.”

[Me Azallachah, Student, Kfar Galim]:
“We managed to become friends and it was fun being with them. We felt connected as a team. It was fun working with them and they left their mark here.”

The ecological center welcomes students from across the country.

[Tali Goren, Representative, Ecological Center, Kfar Galim]:
“In the center there will be presentations and demonstrations about the construction as we build it here by using tires and other types of green material. There will be ecological services demonstrating the recycling of human waste.”

In Israel there is a noticeable lack of water. The ecological center will focus on recycling water by using an experiment performed by the students.

[Arnon Shiran, Director of an Agricultural Settlement in Kfar Galim]:
“The project was created to have students experience how to use water from a washing machine for crops.”

The ecological center was designed with the assistance of the student-run environmental organization “Land of Caramel”,.

[Me Azallachah, Student, Kfar Galim]:
“We are creating the ecological center so that others will enjoy it. The students next year will operate it.”

Reporter:Aviva Grunpeter Photographer:Anat Markram
NTD, Hof Karmel, Israel

TORONTO: UJA’s walk with Israel

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There are few things we are more committed to than family and Israel!

Now, thanks to this year’s Walk With Israel Family Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to combine both passions to benefit Israel.

As a member of Toronto’s remarkable Jewish community, we are asking you, along with other visionary, generous families, to be a pioneer, and take on this Family Challenge.

How can you and your family come together for Israel?

It’s simple:

Raise as much money as you can towards the Walk with Israel Family Challenge, as a Family Team!

That’s all we ask. UJA will take care of the rest.

And, if helping UJA continue its ongoing work in Israel wasn’t enough, all families that raise at least $1,000 will win incredible prizes, too!

The Walk With Israel Family Challenge is the ultimate family project, bringing your family together for a fun, important and unforgettable event.

 

 

TORONTO: Celebrate Israel’s 63rd Anniversary

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Free event – come on out rain or shine!

Have your spirits lifted by The Elevation Band and Magan Boys!

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Israel with great Israeli food, music spun by an incredible Israeli DJ, and fun for the entire family.

 

MONTREAL: Israel day! Check out the video! Are you coming out ?

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The annual Israel Day Celebration attracts over 12,000 people to celebrate Israel’s birthday. This multi-cultural event is the largest celebration for Israel in Canada. www.israeldaycelebration.org