|July 12, 2010
Av 1, 5770
"E-Ring" (Employment Related Information and Networking Group) provides information, opportunities for networking, and emotional
support to those engaged in the job-seeking process. It is open to
all, free of charge, and provides speakers from local organization on
topics related to job-seeking and training. Last meeting took place on June 18th and featured Employers' Relation Coordinator for Vassar College, Susan Smith, will do a workshop on Interviewing Skills. The meeting for July will be on Friday, July 23 at 1.p.m. For further information, please contact Linda Tafapolsky, Psy.D., Director of Jewish Family Services at 845-471-9817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Ring is a program of Jewish Family Services, a division of the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County
|Israel Beyond the Conflict
Despite the ongoing conflict, Palestinian and Israeli scientists are collaborating with colleagues from Hungary in a trilateral research project that uses nanotechnology to investigate diseases such as HIV.
A new scientific research project, first initiated at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, now connects the Palestinian-run Al Quds University in East Jerusalem, to Hungary. The trilateral project, which uses nanotechnology to investigate diseases such as HIV, is just one example of how individuals and nations can overcome political pressures to better science.
The new joint project funded by the Hungarian Government, intends to connect scientists from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hungary to understand the biological processes of diseases, and to stop their spread, using tools in nanotechnology.
The Israeli team headed by Dr. Dan Porath, from the Physical Chemistry Department at Hebrew University, first started working with his Palestinian partner Prof. Mukhlas Swani, when Swani was doing post-doctoral work under Porath.
The main idea of the new nanotechnology project, says Porath, is to conduct research using physical tools to understand the critical points in the life stages of diseases. The research allows the scientists "to see single molecules and monitor processes on the single cell level," he tells ISRAEL21c.
While Palestinians, for obvious reasons, have more difficulties working and raising funds in science, Porath's partner, Swani is a role model for other scientists in the Palestinian Authority. "He's built a beautiful lab and is doing good science in a relatively short time, despite the difficult situation, with the help of two trilateral grants, and with the support of Israeli collaborators," says Porath.
Hebrew University, Porath adds, has been a long-time collaborator with Palestinian researchers. In a local newspaper, Swani confirms the healthy relationship the two centers of higher learning sustain: "Cooperation between Al Quds University and the Hebrew University has been taking place for years," he said.
Opportunities for Jewish Activities
Monday, July 12th - JFS Bereavement Group
Monday, July 12th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, July 13th - PJ Library Summer Storytelling
Wednesday, July 14th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn
Thursday, July 15th - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC. Call 471-0430 for more information
Thursday, July 15th -Torah Study at Schomre Israel
Sunday, July 18th - Class on Tisha B'Av at Schomre Israel
Monday, July 19th - JFS Bereavement Group
Monday, July 19th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, July 20th - "Mourning the loss of communities" video at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, July 20th - PJ Library Summer Storytelling
Tuesday, July 20th - TISHA B'AV
Wednesday, July 21st - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn
Thursday, July 22nd - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC. Call 471-0430 for more information
Thursday, July 22nd - Torah Study at Schomre Israel
Friday, July 23rd - E-Ring (Employment Resources and Information Group), a service of JFS
Monday, July 26th - JFS Bereavement Group
Monday, July 26th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, July 27th - PJ Library Summer storytelling
Tuesday, July 27th - JFDC Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 28th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn
Thursday, July 29th - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC
Thursday, July 29th - Torah Study at Schomre Israel
Monday, August 2nd - JFS Bereavement Group
Monday, August 2nd - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, August 3rd - PJ Library Summer storytelling
Wednesday, August 4th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn
Thursday, August 5th - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC
Thursday, August 5th - Torah Study at Schomre Israel
Monday, August 9th - JFS Bereavement group
Monday, August 9th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, August 10th - PJ Library Summer storytelling
Wednesday, August 11th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn
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