Or Zarua has a strong commitment to the State of Israel. In order to deepen our connection with Israel and, we hope, will inspire, educate, and engage others to support Israel, we have begun offer programming called Kesher Israel. The Hebrew word “kesher” means linkage or connection, and hints at connecting Jewish people to their heritage and to one another.
We feature a wide array of activities including film screenings, Israel advocacy on campus sessions, and our annual attendance as the Salute to Israel Parade.
As part of our ‘kesher’ or connection with Israel, we thought it would be helpful to highlight weekly some of Israel’s more recent contributions to the world, and hope you will share our pride in Israel.
Israel’s Advances in Technology:
Hebrew University and Meta launch AI PhD program (Jewish News Syndicate)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Engineering and Computer Science, in collaboration with Yissum, the university’s technology transfer company, announced a new research collaboration with Meta AI (formerly known as Facebook). Doctoral students will have the opportunity to combine theory with real-world experience, get a better understanding of growing fields and develop innovative technologies.
As part of our “kesher” or connection with Israel, these websites/organizations provide knowledge about current developments in Israeli culture, environment, healthcare, etc. as well as the general issue of anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism and in particular on the college campus:
Act for Israel · AIPAC · AJC · Algemeiner · Amcha Initiative · Camera · Daily Alert · Honest Reporting · Israel 21c · Jewish Virtual Library · JNF · Myths and Facts · Shurat HaDin · StandWithUs · The Israel Project · The Lawfare Project · Times of Israel · United with Israel