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Sharing experience in Israel

by Michele Chabin

December 30, 2015 | 10:33 am

Ellen French teaches English to children at a Jerusalem community center as part of the Skilled Volunteers for Israel program. Most of the program's participants are active people over 50. Photos by Michele Chabin

The after-school homework help program at the Mercaz Kagan community center in Katamon Tet, one of the poorest neighborhoods in... read full article

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    Making the choice that an aging parent is ready for a senior living facility is not easy. Finding the right place to call their new home can be even...

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    by Wendy Jaffe

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  • From junk to art

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  • David Zucker: Leaving laughter in his wake

    by Kylie Ora Lobell

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    When David Zucker walks into an assisted living facility, he doesn’t come empty-handed. He brings pieces of wood, tennis balls, drumsticks, empty water...

  • Mind over matter: Treating Parkinson’s through martial arts

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    Many Israelis are hard at work looking into the causes of Parkinson’s disease, new treatments to relieve symptoms and technologies to manage the...

  • Best friends still wowing crowds with variety shows

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    Only a fortunate few live to be 100 in good health, but researchers hope to increase that number, thanks to scientific advances in understanding why we...

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