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Honeymoon Israel

Posted by admin on October 31, 2014 in Spotlight |

How do you build vibrant Jewish communities? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Avi Rubel Co- CEO of the new Israel experience Honeymoon Israel. Avi is working with Mike Wise in brining this innovative program to the forefront. Honeymoon Israel is an immersive group experience in Israel for newlywed couples, ages 25-40, at a minimal cost to participants. With the support of major funders, Jewish communities will sponsor Israel trips for newlywed couples (inmarried, intermarried, LGBT) to Israel. Participants will travel to Israel with their own communities so that they can create a sense of community that will be ready for them when they return. Honeymoon Israel trips will be filled with inspiration, recreation, and informal Jewish learning and spirituality. Each group will have an Israeli tour guide and a specially trained American Jewish educator from the home community who will craft the experiences that will touch and change lives. The trip will include visits to significant Israeli sites, Shabbat experiences, cultural events and meaningful encounters with Israeli leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and thought leaders.

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Star Wars and Rickshaw Sukkahs

Posted by admin on October 20, 2014 in Spotlight |

What is the coolest sukkahs have you seen recently? Video blogger Aaron Herman got an exclusive look into a Star Wars theme sukkah put together by David Merel and spoke with Levi Duchman inventor of the the pedi-sukkah. The pedi-sukkah has a sukkah attached to a bicycle. Duchman spends 12 hours a day on his pedi-sukkah, traversing from Brooklyn and Manhattan, allowing any New Yorker to go inside and say a blessing.

Duchman said, “It’s the best thing to see people’s reactions, and to give people in New York the opportunity to get involved with the holiday. We get a lot of smiles and pictures, and a lot of positivity, even from the police.”

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Digital Repentance:G-DCAST

Posted by admin on October 3, 2014 in Spotlight |

How do you repent for your sins? One of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar is Yom Kippur (day of atonement) where Jews around the pray and ask forgives for ones sins. In this digital age G-DCAST a non-profit studio that brings Jewish texts to life through animation and apps for kids created an innovative web app called eScapegoat. eScapegoat allows users to submit 140 characters — personal confessions to the @SinfulGoat Twitter handle — and “atone online.” The confessions are received anonymously and gives users a unique holiday experience . Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Sarah Lefton Founder and Executive Director of G-DCAST about their new unique app.

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Strength to Strength

Posted by admin on October 2, 2014 in Spotlight |

How do combat terrorism and help victims of terror? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Sarri Singer terror victim survivor and founder of Strength to Strength a nonprofit that helps victims of terror about the recent guilty verdict of the Arab Bank and the rally to cancel the met opera Death of Klinghoffer. Strength to Strength was established to support victims of terrorism around the world with long-term psychological needs through regular meetings, provision of information and advice, and raising awareness of the unmet needs of victims and their families. You can learn more at http://stosglobal.org/

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Viral High Five!

Posted by admin on October 1, 2014 in Spotlight |

How do you create a unique viral video? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with filmmaker Meir Kalmanson about the his recent viral video High Five.

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The Green Prince

Posted by admin on September 12, 2014 in Spotlight |

How does the Shin Bet recruit spies for Israel. Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Israeli director Nadav Schirman about his new film The Green Prince The Green Prince is the real-life thriller that tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, recruited to spy on his own people for more than a decade. Focusing on the complex relationship with his handler, The Green Prince is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, and unthinkable choices, along with a friendship that defies all boundaries.

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ORCAM

Posted by admin on September 12, 2014 in Spotlight |

How can you utilize wearbale technologies to help people with visual impairments? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Dr. Yonatan Wexler, Senior VP of R&D at ORCAM. ORCAM mission is to harness the power of artificial vision to assist the visually impaired. OrCam has created a technologically advanced device unique in its ability to provide visual aid through a discreet wearable platform and simple easy-to-use interface which serves to enhance the daily lives of people with vision loss. ORCAM gives independence.

Developed by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning field, our team includes dedicated software, computer and electrical engineers, hardware design experts, and a first rate customer service team, which we’re proud to say includes sighted, low vision and blind team members.

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How To Make The Perfect Pizza Pie

Posted by admin on August 30, 2014 in Spotlight |

Did you ever wonder how pizza stores make the perfect pie? Video blogger Aaron Herman visited Bravo Kosher Pizza on Trinity Place in NYC and got a first hand look at their unique pizzas and how to make the perfect pie.

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Great Kosher Restuarants App: Finding the Perfect Meal

Posted by admin on August 22, 2014 in Spotlight |

What is the best way to find the best kosher restaurants around the globe? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Elan Kornblum President and Publisher at GREAT KOSHER RESTAURANTS MAGAZINE about his new app and whats happening in the kosher restaurant industry.

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Hamas Tunnel Networks

Posted by admin on August 22, 2014 in Spotlight |

How did Hamas create their vast terror tunnels? Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look at the current situation Israel and how the global community is reacting th Operation Protective Edge.

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