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  • Jewish-sponsored youth village in Rwanda hosts first utility-scale solar power field

    February 6, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    The first utility-scale solar power field in East Africa, built on land belonging to a Jewish-sponsored youth village in Rwanda, was launched.

    The nearly $24 million project was financed and constructed by Gigawatt Global.

    Yosef Abramowitz, Gigawatt president, also is CEO of...

  • Six weeks after Better Place bust, some Israelis still bullish on electric cars

    July 22, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    It was perhaps the biggest startup failure in Israel’s history.

    Five years of bombastic hype. $850 million of funding burned. Networks planned in at least seven countries. A founder who spoke of changing the world.

    When the electric car company Better Place declared bankruptcy...

  • Yosef Abramowitz consortium will buy Better Place

    July 10, 2013 | 9:45 am

    A consortium of drivers led by solar energy entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will buy Better Place, the bankrupt Israeli electric car company.

    The consortium, made up of owners of Better Place cars, will purchase the company’s Israeli assets for less than $5 million and its...

  • Israeli solar power pioneers take global step forward [UPDATE]

    October 30, 2012 | 11:00 am

    The president of Arava Power Company, Yosef Abramowitz, hired a Tel Aviv firm to raise $10 million to fund the development of solar fields outside Israel.

    DS Apex M&A Ltd. will help this new global venture expand the development of solar fields globally, Abramowitz said Sunday.

  • Pro-Obama video by Sarah Silverman’s sister to begin airing in Florida

    October 22, 2012 | 10:02 am

    A video in support of President Obama produced by the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman will begin airing in Florida.

    The video by Rabbi Susan Silverman, a Reform rabbi who lives in Jerusalem, posted last week on Facebook shows Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in an interview...

  • Head in the clouds and feet in the desert, Yosef Abramowitz dreams of Israeli solar power

    August 2, 2012 | 5:37 pm

    Yosef Abramowitz is running out of time.

    With only minutes to go until he has to speak to a group of donors at the Jewish National Fund, Abramowitz looks like he just finished a workout. He’s wearing sneakers, shorts and a white T-shirt featuring an outline of David...

  • CNN show featuring Arava Power head as environmental pioneer

    July 10, 2012 | 11:45 am

    Israeli entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will be featured as an environmental pioneer on the CNN series “Going Green.”

    Abramowitz, 48, is a founder of the Arava Power Company at Kibbutz Ketura, which is home to a 4.95-megawatt, medium-sized photovoltaic field. He made aliyah from the...

  • Twenty-Nine Days to Make Mitzvot

    By Tzvi Kahn

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Aryeh Green and Yosef Abramowitz were sipping tea in a Bedouin tent last year in Sde Boker, a kibbutz in Israel's Negev desert, when they had an idea.

    Participants at a conference of Kol Dor, an organization that seeks to revitalize Jewish activism and unity across the globe, the two...