Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Off the track beaten by most Holy Land tourists lies one of the richest archaeological sites in a country full of them: the walled port of Acre, where the busy alleys of an Ottoman-era town cover a uniquely intact Crusader city now being rediscovered.
Preparing to open a new subterranean section to the public, workers cleaned stones this week in an arched passageway underground. Etched in plaster on one wall was a coat of arms — graffiti left by a medieval traveler. Nearby was a main street of cobblestones and a row of shops that once sold clay figurines and ampules for holy water, popular souvenirs for pilgrims.
From the Canton Repository, May 25, 2011
That’s how the city of Akko, Israel, was described to Canton officials and members of the Police Department at a presentation on Tuesday about security.
A delegation of several officials from Israel, including Shimon Lankri, Akko’s mayor, met with local officials to discuss economic development, security, community issues and other topics of mutual interest.
Rami Hochman, Director General of the Ghetto Fighters House Museum and Madene Shachar, International Book Sharing Coordinator, spoke to the ninth grade Book Sharing class at GlenOak High School on March 22.
Madene also visited Summit School to talk to eighth grade students in Mackenzie Smith’s Book Sharing class.
GlenOak High School and Summit School ISBP students will visit the Detroit Holocaust Museum, along with IBSP’s Canton coordinator, Marilyn Feldman, in April as part of this dynamic educational program.
November 21, 2010
by Patrick Jarenwattananon
For a country of some 7.5 million, Israel has a surprisingly large jazz footprint. More and more internationally acclaimed jazz musicians happen to be from the country.
Twenty-five years ago, the Israeli jazz scene was barely on the cultural map. But enough American musicians moved there, and enough foreign-trained Israelis moved back — and they started teaching. There’s long been an infrastructure for classical music in Israel, and jazz latched onto that model. U.S. jazz schools have since established relationships with Israeli ones, owing in part to long-standing political relations.
Read the entire article at www.npr.org/blogs
By GIL HOFFMAN
The artists came on a program organized by the Jewish Agency’s Partnership with Israel, which has bonded the Western Galilee with a consortium of 15 American cities in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio and Texas.
Dec. 7, 2009
Gil Hoffman , THE JERUSALEM POST
Dr. Edward L. Goodman is an expert on two things: preventing the spread of infectious diseases like swine flu, and persuading his medical colleagues in Dallas to come to Israel to learn how to get ready for any possible emergency.
Goodman came here recently to lecture about the H1N1 swine flu virus to the staff of Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya, which serves the Acre and Mateh Asher region that is partnered with Dallas and a consortium of 15 other American Jewish communities through the Jewish Agency’s Partnership 2000 program (P2K).