How the elderly can help, Philanthropic companies assist struggling non-profits, Israeli and Arab paramedics pray together, and more!
By Michael Ordman
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How the elderly can help
Israel’s Esther Hershcovich has set up SAGE – a global English-language platform where skilled senior citizens give on-line classes in arts, business, education, health and more.to those in home-isolation. Teachers include an ex-Midwife, a psychologist, a Rabbi and a chiropractor. How about you?
Philanthropic Israeli companies
Big-hearted Israeli companies include Israeli-founded Mobileye, which is donating NIS 10 million to cash-strapped non-profits. Mobileye’s parent, Intel, is donating $320,000 to Haifa’s Rambam Hospital to buy a hi-tech coronavirus testing system. And MyHeritage is donating 66,000 swabs.
The New York Times published a positive story around a photo of two Israeli Jewish and Arab paramedics praying together – one facing Jerusalem and the other facing Mecca. It goes on to say that this is common phenomena in Israel. WIN had a similar story if you don’t want to subscribe to the NYT.
Austria’s Chancellor grateful for PM’s advice
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that Israeli PM Netanyahu shook him out of his complacency, urging him to “do something” to contain the coronavirus epidemic. It prompted him to make Austria one of the first European countries to take serious action.
Virtual coronavirus conference for global leaders
Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) hosted “Corona Wake Up Call”- a virtual conference. Its attendees included global government, economic and tech leaders, as well as Israeli and Italian hospital heads and experts. They shared best practices on combating the COVID-19 crisis.
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