Categories
israel ops

Giving blood for Yom Hazicaron + woman who needs platelets.

I figured I’d share this email I just sent to friends in the Jerusalem area, since the more people who can, the better: Hey guys – I meant to write this email to like two people and then I figured, why not let everyone know… I was thinking of donating blood in honor of Yom […]

Categories
israel ops

A Passover theme to helping Sudanese refugees in Israel.

Pessach is a week and a half a way. Obviously I’ve been leaving everything until next week, but if you’re not, good for you. And if you’re trying to figure out what to do with all your leftover chametz – breads, pastas, crackers, snacks etc. – there’s a new idea beside selling it: The Jerusalem […]

Categories
israel ops

Tonight's online rally for Israel and Sederot.

The buzz this week – around the Israel blogosphere, Facebook and my inbox – has been about a campaign called Together 4 Israel, which “is putting together the largest ever online rally in support of those living under fire in Israel. All you need to do is return to this site on Thursday, March 20, […]

Categories
israel ops

Another opportunity to volunteer with Sudanese refugees in Israel.

UPDATE: New info posted for volunteer opportunities to help African asylum seekers in Israel. After I posted about volunteer opportunities with Sudanese refugees in Israel, a few people asked me for more details. While I didn’t have them (but did have the contact details of people who did) I now have more information regarding an opportunity to […]

Categories
israel ops

Volunteer to help Sudanese refugees in Israel.

UPDATE: New info posted for volunteer opportunities to help African asylum seekers in Israel. I’m passing this along for those of us who have time and resources to partake. It’s best that we Israelis act the part of good hosts while we are entangled in the Sudanese refugee mess. After all, we know what it’s like to be […]

Categories
israel ops

Coming to Israel this winter?

I find that lots of people – students or not – desire to volunteer on a day-trip basis when they come a-visiting, so I’m sharing the following: Standing Together – the organization that sells us the Sderot challot every week – has an initiative set up for tourists to Israel this next month: This winter, […]

Categories
israel ops politika

Rally at Kikar Rabin for namesake's memory.

On Saturday night an assembly is being held in the memory of Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated 12 years ago in the kikar that now has his name. Based on the giant sign I saw hanging in the square and based on some of the articles and other signs I’ve see, there seems to be […]

Categories
israel ops

Biking for charity in Israel.

The buzz around my corner of Jerusalem these days is the intense 5-day bike ride to raise money for Alyn Hospital dubbed Wheels of Love. Quite a few of my friends are participating and it’s nice to see. One friend created this video on his 24km practice run yesterday… Try to put the motion sickness […]

Categories
israel ops

Learn to read in Hebrew for free.

UPDATE (2011): Found another excellent resource for learning Hebrew online for free… I just came across the website of the National Jewish Outreach Program, which I’ve never heard of before. It seems like a great resource though, for North American Jews who want to become more affiliated and educated in their Judaism. What caught my […]