Run to reduce poverty

Afikim helps kids with meals, tutoring, life skills.The annual Run 4 Afikim supports Afikim, a nonprofit organization in Israel that addresses child poverty. One of the participants in the run – for two consecutive years now – has been former Vancouverite Esther Edel.

In the long run

Silver Spring native and Jerusalem resident Michal Gorlin Becker raised $3,500 in the 216-mile run from Jerusalem to Eilat to benefit Afikim, an anti-poverty nonprofit. The run, from Jan. 9 to 11, raised $260,000. Becker is a graduate of Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville.

Running in the rain

The sixth annual relay race from the First Station to Eilat kicked off this week, to raise attention and funds for Afikim. Key stats: 36 hours of race and 60 runners who will run 370 kilometers – in the wind, rain and cold, for the benefit of the children supported by the Afikim association.

Afikim: Making a Difference

Afikim graduates Shmuel and Batel Asmara took Bergen County by storm and brought a whole new perspective to the recent Torah portion Ki Tavo with stories of their arrival from Ethiopia to modern-day Israel and their complete but rocky absorption into Israeli society.

War and poverty: building reading achievement in a time of turbulence

This summer, in the midst of an escalating war, Dr. Rosalind Horowitz, professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, traveled to several cities in Israel to give lectures based on her research and to collaborate with researchers in the Negev, the southernmost part of Israel.

A run for your money

What would motivate 16 man with young families and careers to take on relay race from Jerusalem to Eilat? Charity, of cource

Un Haredi muy agradable

Moshe Lefkowitz demostró que es posible ser Haredi (judío ultraortodoxo), trabajar día y noche, estar disponible para los demás, levantarse a la mañana y hacer que los sueños se conviertan en realidad; sembrar la esperanza en los niños y abrazar a las familias necesitadas, darles amor, escucharlos y darles las herramientas para triunfar.