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ADAMA OPENS GLOBAL R&D CENTER IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00am
A researcher works at ADAMA's new global R&D center in Ne'ot Hovav. (photo credit: NATALIE COHEN-KADOSH)


BY EYTAN HALON for JPost


The new research complex will focus on all stages of development, from basic chemical research to the development of active processes and materials, and to a final product for farmers.


ADAMA, the world’s leading generic crop protection company, inaugurated its multi-million dollar advanced global research and development center on Tuesday in the southern industrial zone of Ne’ot Hovav.

The Tel Aviv-headquartered company, acquired by Beijing-based chemical company ChemChina in 2017, will initially welcome more than 100 researchers and chemists to its new agricultural research hub, and is expected to expand in the future.

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Zionist Union party dissolves ahead of elections

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00am
By David Isaac, World Israel News 

 

The Zionist Union, a party which combined the Israeli Labor Party and the Hatnuah Party, has broken up ahead of elections.


The Zionist Union, a joint list of the Israeli Labor Party and the Hatnuah Party, has broken up ahead of Knesset elections scheduled for April 9.

Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay informed Tzipi Livni, leader and founder of Hatnuah and fellow leader with Gabbay of the Zionist Union, that he was dissolving the pact between the two factions.

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2,000-year-old inscription is earliest-ever spelling of Jerusalem

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:00am
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine 

 

Rare artifact going on display for public to see.


Sure, Jerusalem is known as an ancient city. But rarely has the archaeological spotlight shone on the name of the city itself. That is, until today. Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000 year-old stone inscription that notes the full Hebrew spelling of the word Jerusalem. Previous artifacts have either been in Aramaic or used an abbreviated version of Jerusalem. The discovery was announced today at a joint press conference of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Museum.

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In an increasingly nonbinary world, is gendered Hebrew willing to adapt?

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:00am
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel


While applauding the social impetus, Israelis are divided in opinions on an American-based initiative and question its grammatical integrity


Not long ago in Israel, Rabbi Arie Hasit led memorial prayers and study at a service for a transgender Jew. Among those gathered were many members of the LGBTQ community, some of whom identified as gender nonbinary — neither male nor female. While the American-born Conservative rabbi  is generally not at a loss for words in his fluent Hebrew, this time he was.

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Can Virtual Reality Bring Palestinians And Jews Closer Together?

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:00am
By Naomi Zeveloff for The Forward


Raji Sabateen, 56, lives in the village of Husan in the Palestinian West Bank, a place where few Israelis dare to visit. But over the past five months, thousands of Israelis have spent time inside Sabateen’s home through the power of virtual reality.


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Israeli Scientist Wins EU Innovation Award For Breath Test Device That Detects Diseases

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00am
By NoCamels Team 


Israeli Professor Hossam Haick of the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was awarded the European Commission Innovation Prize last week for his invention of the SNIFFPHONE, a device that uses nanotechnology sensors to analyze particles on the breath and is able to pinpoint to exact diseases, like certain kinds of cancer, pulmonary and even the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Brooke Goldstein calls out Airbnb’s illegal discrimination against Israel

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:00am
By Leah Rosenberg for IsraelUnwired


Airbnb made a terrible decision and chose to boycott Israel. Brooke Goldstein calls them out for doing something completely illegal.


Airbnb’s Discriminatory Decision
Airbnb is, or rather was, a popular company that people use to book lodging in homes and in places all across the world.

Jews use them. Israelis use them. Or maybe in past tense it should be “USED.”


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Hanukkah just isn’t Hanukkah without the Jewish donut

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00am
By ISRAEL21c Video Crew

 


Comedian Yuval Haklai takes a whimsical look at the popular Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Israel.

(You can almost taste those sufganiyot!)


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Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!

 

Lifelong Learning

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@ 7:00 PM
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ALIVE!

For more information about ALIVE! go to alive-inc.org.

Upcoming Events

 

We have a very special service January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his heroic work.

We will be joined by our talented 5th grade class and singer-songwriter, LEA.

Trivia Night

Come for a fast and fun night of trivia, food and comaraderie on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 pm, at Beth El.  Adults and teens (7th grade and up) can play!  The cost is $35 per person (includes: dinner and participation), BYOB.  Bring cash to buy optional extra chits to help your table become the champion!  Separate, supervised Kids Night Out - $10 per child (6th grade and younger; includes casual dinner, movie & games).  RSVP: by Monday, February 18, Advance Ticket Sales Only. Register here  Questions: Contact Anne Levy, [email protected]  Proceeds will go to the Beth El Playground Fund.

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services ​

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link to sign up:

 

Support During Shutdown                         

As the frustrating government shutdown drags on, we extend our sympathies during this anxious time for you and your family. While Beth El Hebrew Congregation is not a direct service provider, we can offer temporary dues relief until the shutdown has ended. We hope this resource list can be an asset during this difficult time and pray for an immediate resolution:

 

What Furloughed Workers Need to Know About Filing for Unemployment Benefits: https://tinyurl.com/yd3v7w29

A Furloughed Federal Employee’s Guide to Filing for Unemployment: https://tinyurl.com/y9qltsjt

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Furlough Guidance: tps://tinyurl.com/y8sg3mum

Alexandria Center for Economic Support: https://tinyurl.com/yd66o7mj

Coordinated Services Fairfax County: https://tinyurl.com/y8f9e4vg

Local Restaurants Offering Free or Discounted Meals and More: https://tinyurl.com/ybmozmt3

 

                  


 

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

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