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Magen David Adom medical workers test Gymnasia Rehavia high school students and their families for coronavirus at a drive-through site in Jerusalem on May 30, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Thousands of Israeli students quarantined after COVID-19 cases found in schools

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Multiple schools have been closed in Israel and thousands of students sent into quarantine after multiple students and staff members at schools in Jerusalem, Beersheva and Hadera tested positive for coronavirus. In Hadera, a high...
Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv as temperatures rise to 40 degrees Celsius (more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country on May 16, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

No new coronavirus cases or deaths reported in Israel in a 12-hour period

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For the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Israel on Monday morning reported no new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths from the disease over the previous...
A toddler visits his grandmother at her home in Haniel, a moshav in central Israel, on April 5, 2020. Photo by Chen Leopold/Flash90.

Israeli preschools, kindergartens to resume limited operation

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Parents across Israel are preparing to send their toddlers back to government-supervised day-care facilities next week, after health officials deemed it sufficiently safe and financial compensation packages were reached between the government and daycare...
Israeli students in Jerusalem on their first day back in class since schools were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak on May 3, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli kids head back to class as schools cautiously reopen

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After more than six weeks in home isolation, hundreds of thousands of Israeli children returned to school on Sunday morning, under strict COVID-19 regulations. Following heated debates last week between health officials, the Education Ministry...
Nitzan Roitman performed for two shows for Shalva and Zichron Menachem. Credit: Courtesy of Nitzan Roitman.

Initiative brings artists into homes of those with disabilities during COVID-19 crisis

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In the new reality of self-isolation, certain populations like people with disabilities, children and youth-at-risk, who rely on interactive therapy for cognitive stimulation, are currently stuck at home with much less access. In response, as...
An empty classroom in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat, on March 13, 2020. Schools across the country have been shuttered as a preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Bank of Israel: COVID-19 school closures costing the state NIS 2.6 billion a week

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The Bank of Israel reported on Thursday that the shutdown of the country’s education system due to the coronavirus pandemic is costing Israel NIS 2.6 billion ($735 million) per week. According to the report,...
Karen Glenn, a 12-year-old at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto, Calif., chose ORT for her “Tzedakah Day” project, with its emphasis on children's education. Credit: Courtesy.

California day-school student homes in on Israeli education for ‘tzedakah’ project

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A Jewish day-school student has visited ORT projects in Israel after researching the organization’s work for her school tzedakah project. Karen Glenn, a 12-year-old at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto, Calif., decided to research...
The University of Haifa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Startup nation to revitalize entrepreneurship, innovation on university campuses

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Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE), the government agency overseeing colleges and universities just unveiled “The New Campus Vision,” aiming to expose students and faculty from all disciplines to the worlds of entrepreneurship and innovation....
Parents protest with their children against the lack of oversight in Israeli kindergartens, in Haifa, July 7, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Outrage over child abuse at day-care facility in Israel leads to nationwide protests

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Chanting “the country demands justice for the children” and other slogans, thousands of Israelis protested in some 25 locations around the country on Sunday to demand state oversight of day-care centers, amid outrage over...
Campers celebrate Israel Day at Camp Yavneh in New Hampshire. Credit: Campy Yavneh via Facebook.

Summertime Blues and Whites: In an era of BDS, kids connect to Israel at...

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Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. Weinstein is among the generations of North American Jewish teens who have forged lifelong attachments...