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An Israeli mainstreaming success

Students at Yad Hamoreh take care of their class pet. (Photo: Shmuel Bar-Am)When her twin daughters started first grade at Jerusalem’s Yad Hamoreh elementary school six and half years ago, Malka Cohen brought them to class – but didn’t drop …

An Israeli hand on the baton

Dan Ettinger: One Yitzhak Perlman can do much more for Israel than hundreds of official press conferences.On January 22, American opera aficionados made their way to the Dorothy Chandler Music Center in Los Angeles for the premiere performance of the …

Israeli ice hockey makes tracks

Israel’s junior hockey team players ‘love the action and speed of the game.’It could be a rink anywhere in North America. The kids, in their hockey gear, scramble onto the ice and begin practice. They’ve got a former NHL coach …

Israeli toys in the attic

The Coster family submerge themselves in kids play – Every idea just comes.Few kids make it through childhood these days without ever playing the classic game ‘Guess Who?’ The guessing game, where players ask their partner whether the funny person …

Israeli school jazz band heads for West Coast stage

Members of the Thelma Yellin School jazz band who will be performing this week in California.You could say it’s a classic case of sending coals to Newcastle, or maybe just some old fashioned hutzpa. Whatever your take on it, having …

Ethiopian Israeli art has arrived

‘Word goes out that this is avant garde art that you can’t find anywhere else,’ said Michael Jankelowitz, spokesperson of the Jewish Agency for Israel.From the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to the Museum of the Negev in Beersheva; from the …

Israel’s Mr. Incredible

Animation whiz Alex Orrelle in front of a colleague-autopgraphed poster of Mr. Incredible – I have all the confidence that the animation industry in Israel is going to grow. Alex Orrelle couldn’t believe his ears when, 26 years ago, his …