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Posts Tagged ‘Haifa’

Singer Shlomo Artzi performing at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.

Shlomo Artzi Is Born

November 26, 1949 Israeli folk rock singer-songwriter and composer Shlomo Artzi is born on Moshav Alonei Abba, southeast of Haifa. In the course of his career, he has sold over 1.5 million albums, making him one of Israel’s most successful male singers. Artzi would spend most of his childhood in Tel-Aviv. Both his father, Yitzhak,…

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British soldiers arrest the passengers of the aliyah ship Kadima in Haifa to send them to Cyprus on Nov. 16, 1947.

Kadima Arrives in Haifa

November 16, 1947 The aliyah-bet (illegal immigration) ship Kadima (sometimes called the Kedma) arrives in Haifa under British escort and all of its passengers are arrested and sent to detention camps in Cyprus. On November 5, 1947, the Kadima left from the island of Palestrina just south of Venice with nearly 800 Jewish refugees, mostly from Poland and Hungary, hoping to…

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The Bridge in Jerusalem showing the pointed height and chords handing down.

Tales From Israel – The Bridge

If you haven’t been to Jerusalem in a few years, you may not know about the new structure dominating the ancient city. It opened in 2011 after six years of construction in which everyone complained about the traffic congestion. There were barriers everywhere, and the roads were like parking lots. The structure is called The…

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three wooden dreidels on a table.

Visit Israel During Chanukah

Have you already been to Israel and seen Masada and the Western Wall? Are you interested in experiencing sites and seeing culture that is rarely encountered during basic touring in Israel? Volunteers for Israel (VFI) Plus Advanced is designed specifically for VFI-Sar El volunteers who want to see and experience “off-the-beaten-path Israel.” This 17-day program…

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Coach Karen Gordon huddles with her U.S. 16U girls basketball team after losing the gold medal game at the International Maccabi Youth Games in Israel

Dream Comes True…With One Difference

Karen Gordon’s dream was to play basketball representing the United States in Israel. That wish didn’t come true, so she did the next best thing this summer. She coached a U.S. basketball team in Israel. Gordon, who has been involved with the Detroit Maccabi program for 32 years, coached the U.S. 16U girls basketball team…

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An aerial view of Moshav Nahalal

Moshav Nahalal Is Founded

Center for Israel Education September 11, 1921 Moshav Nahalal, the first moshav ha’ovdim (workers settlement), is founded in the northwest Jezreel valley about halfway between Haifa and Afula. The moshav was founded by 80 families who had come to the Land of Israel during the second aliyah (1904-1914) and who had lived and worked in…

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Volunteers from the United States will have the opportunity to work at an archaeological dig in Israel.

Volunteers For Israel Starts New Program

JNS.org Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that encourages American Jews to lend their services to help the Jewish state, announced a new pilot program that tacks on archaeology to its endeavors from Nov. 18-Dec. 1. The 14-day program starts with one week of volunteering on an Israeli army base, followed by a week…

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Battles recalled: Aryeh Shachar, a company commander in Operation Nachshon, is interviewed by Ofer Regev for Toldot Yisrael. Courtesy of Toldot Yisrael

Seven Decades Later, Unsung ’48 Heroes Are Heard

By Gary Rosenblatt Jewish Week/Times of Israel New oral history project describes key roles of American Jews in Israel’s founding. Soon after the end of World War II, Zimel Resnick, a Russian Jewish immigrant operating an amusement park in New Jersey, was contacted by a good friend in Palestine. Resnick was asked to help raise…

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