Zum Thema: children

Social Success Often Depends on Parents

 A parents’ level of education seems to have a serious impact on their children’s path towards social success. A recent study was released from the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel showing that Israelis born to under-educated parents are less likely to develop within the ranks of society. The report shows that people over 30… […]

Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who… […]

Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]

Israeli School Year Theme is “Mutual Responsibility”

On Sunday, September 1, Israel’s 26,000 educational institutions welcomed over 2.3 million kids of all ages back to school. About 200,000 teachers and staff waited with open doors, satisfied with an agreement from the Finance Ministry after threatening to strike the week before. Despite averting a large protest, the Education Ministry listed that 49 schools… […]

Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday with 400 Offspring

On her 104th birthday, Shoshana Ovitz had one wish for all of her children, grandchildren and descendants to meet at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. About 400 family members showed up to celebrate, fulfilled her birthday request. Ovitz survived the Holocaust, specifically Auschwitz, and suffered the loss of her family, witnessing her mother being taken… […]

First Court-Ordered Vaccination in Israel

In a rare move by the Israeli court system, parents have been ordered to vaccinate their 2-year old child after his foot received second degree burns from a bonfire. The parents were called to Hadera Family Court when they did not comply with the doctor’s recommendation for the child to receive a tetanus shot. When… […]

Tel Aviv is Only 21% Youth

Compared to other major cities in Israel, Tel Aviv has the least percentage of children 17 and under. In a recent report published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Modiin Illit, an Orthodox town, has the highest percentage of youth at 64%, versus Tel Aviv whose population is only made up of 21%. Living in… […]

Study Cautions the Future of Israel Over-Population

Israel is home to about 8.8 million people, making it the fourth most crowded country according to the OECD. A new study predicts that within 50 years, Israel will be the number one most crowded country in the world with a population of over 20 million people. The study was led by Dan Ben David,… […]

Israeli Education and its Teachers are Neglected

Being an educator in Israel is one of the least respected roles in Israeli society. In the Global Teacher Status Index 2018, it was found that Israel ranked second to last only under Brazil for educators being a respected profession. In comparison, China, which ranks first, considers a teacher’s role of equal importance to a… […]

Measles Outbreak Means Vaccinations Matter

For the first time in 15 years, a measles outbreak is causing death. A one and half year-old child contracted measles and died last week. The baby was never vaccinated against the disease, and the death likely occurred because both of her parents had measles and were also never vaccinated. This case is one of… […]

Fourteen Hours Can Impact Social Wellbeing

The connection between parent and child has always been crucial; yet newer studies prove how important the first five months of a baby’s life is for their long-term development, emotional and social wellbeing and future relationships. Ruth Feldman, who heads the neuroscience center at the IDC Herzliya, has run a long-term study with results that… […]

Lego Launches Women ‘Hall of Fame’ Museum in Israel

Israeli families and tourists can visit the Holon Lego Park from mid-July to the end of August to wander through boulevards of Lego landmarks, mazes of building blocks, and a hall of fame, of sorts, in honor of many notable Israeli women. The Lego park is constructed annually for “the big break,” or what Israeli… […]

Bilingual Children Get Massive Benefits

For one fifth of first graders across Israel, Hebrew is not their homegrown language. Due to the increasing number of internationals who move to Israel, Professor Sharon Armon-Lotem of Bar Ilan University has taken to studying the affects of being bilingual, particularly in child development. Her research includes results from the past 20 years, learned… […]

Legendary Football Player Opens Academy in Israel

Ronaldinho, world famous Brazilian football player, is bringing his own version of sports education to Israel. After a visit to the country, he chose to open the Ronaldinho Soccer Academy school for 6 to 16-year-olds in Ra’anana, which has its own large Brazilian community. Before the school officially opens in September, they will host 100… […]

Flash Flood Takes Lives of 10 Youth

When nature calls, it’s crucial for people to listen. On April 26, a tragedy occurred when 25 teenagers went on a school trip to the Tzafit River, and ten lives were taken when a flash flood overcame the popular hiking trail. The group was part of Bnei Zion Academy, a pre-army youth program, and were… […]

A Pause to Remember the Holocaust

They gathered to sing about nothing other than life, while commemorating death. Today in Israel is Holocaust Memorial Day, where we remember the six million murders which took place only 80 years ago. Events, memorials and gatherings take place all over the country, including a special group singing event where 600 Holocaust survivors and their… […]

Living the Israeli Dream

The newest generation of 21st century Israeli pioneers is on the horizon. Thousands of young Israeli students are awaiting what was their grandparents, and what is their version of living the Israeli dream. Israel was established on communal living and working the land, and today, an Israeli nonprofit called Ayalim was built on those same… […]

Israeli law revised to feed needy

With over two million Israelis living beneath the poverty line, and just about a third of the country’s food being thrown into the trash, there is one major issue blocking the creation of a sustainable solution – the legal system. For restaurants, event halls, hotels and other food institutions, who could potentially donate unused food… […]