Posts Tagged ‘Haifa’

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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