Post 294::Benefits of rope jumping and details of a class offered for the beginner. CLEANTECH 2016 April 4-5 The Jerusalem Business Networking Forum (JBNF) Monday, April 4, 2016 8:30 AM Ramada Hotel Ruppin Bridge at Herzl Blvd, Jerusalem, 91033, Israel Jerusalem to register: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/The+Jerusalem+Business+Networking+Forum+(JBNF)++Monday%2C+April+4%2C+2016+8%3A30+AM++Ramada+Hotel+Ruppin+Bridge+at+Herzl+Blvd%2C+Jerusalem%2C+91033%2C+Israel+Jerusalem/153c124b5f4f4ff7 ‘JEWISH PEACE CORPS’ VOLUNTEERS TO DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES Jewish Agency Sending ‘Jewish Peace Corps’ Volunteers to Distressed Communities, Fundraising Fashion Show Tuesday April 5th 4-6PM Inbal Hotel to benefit Hadassah Department of Neonatology levinson.phyllis@gmail.com Passover recipes: Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad, Salmon Kabobs

There’s a thread running thru this post. Passover is the holiday of Tshuvah and beginning with Rosh Chodesh Nissan we see events in the Jerusalem area related to living “Green”, exercise, and volunteering. We are fortunate no not need to ask others to help prepare a festive holiday. 

CLEANTECH 2016 April 4-5

The Jerusalem Business Networking Forum (JBNF)

Monday, April 4, 2016
8:30 AM

Ramada Hotel
Ruppin Bridge at Herzl Blvd, Jerusalem, 91033, Israel
Jerusalem

to register: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/The+Jerusalem+Business+Networking+Forum+(JBNF)++Monday%2C+April+4%2C+2016+8%3A30+AM++Ramada+Hotel+Ruppin+Bridge+at+Herzl+Blvd%2C+Jerusalem%2C+91033%2C+Israel+Jerusalem/153c124b5f4f4ff7

My building’s roof is a place where I reflect on the special privilege it is to live in Jerusalem. When I want to exercise I use one of several Heavy Jump Rope- Choose From 5 Sizesweighted ropes. Not on the roof, across the street on a wooden area outside Ha Ma”Alot restaurant or on a cushiony surface in Gan Ha Atzmaot.

I have been using jump ropes over several years, starting with the one lb. and increasing now to five lbs. It is my belief that exercise is the key to permanent weight maintenance for women as they age. 

Would my readers be interested in joining me in a class in rope jumping in the park?I would supply the ropes starting with the lightest. My proceeds would be going to tzaduka. 

Jumping rope is a traditional exercise that provides a total body strength and conditioning workout. With the ability to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, you can use the jump rope to improve strength, agility, coordination or endurance.

A common question about the effectiveness of jumping rope, however, is the selection of the jump rope and choosing between a weighted jump rope or a speed rope.

Benefits :

A weighted jump rope and speed rope both provide the same basic benefits, which include improved coordination, agility, footwork, quickness and endurance. Using a speed rope, however, focuses on speed and quickness and is better for developing coordination and conditioning by increasing the speed of the rope. Weighted jump ropes, on the other hand, burn a significant amount of calories and can be effective for increasing strength and promoting weight loss.

Beginners:

Beginners should start with a basic lightweight speed rope before progressing to a weighted jump rope, according to Ross Enamait, professional fitness trainer. The durable plastic jump rope allows you to perform basic jump rope exercises and workouts to develop speed, agility and endurance. Also, the speed ropes are better at developing overall fitness and conditioning to complement a wide range of workout and training programs.

Speed:

A speed rope is ideal for beginners but can be used by elite athletes to develop footwork, coordination and conditioning. For example, boxers use a speed rope during their general strength and conditioning workouts. After learning the basic techniques for using the speed rope, you can progress to advanced exercises such as double unders. Double unders are a jump rope pattern that includes making two revolutions with the rope for every one jump and requires a significant amount of speed, coordination and endurance.

Strength:

Use a weighted jump rope if your fitness goals revolve around strength or weight loss. The heavy ropes require upper body strength to continue spinning the rope for repeated jumps. You can choose from 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 lb. weights to match your individual fitness and strength levels. Use the weighted jump rope to complement your normal strength training workouts.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/434651-weighted-jump-rope-vs-speed-rope/

 

CLEANTECH 2016 April 4-5

The Jerusalem Business Networking Forum (JBNF)

Monday, April 4, 2016
8:30 AM

Ramada Hotel
Ruppin Bridge at Herzl Blvd, Jerusalem, 91033, Israel
Jerusalem

to register: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/The+Jerusalem+Business+Networking+Forum+(JBNF)++Monday%2C+April+4%2C+2016+8%3A30+AM++Ramada+Hotel+Ruppin+Bridge+at+Herzl+Blvd%2C+Jerusalem%2C+91033%2C+Israel+Jerusalem/153c124b5f4f4ff7

 ‘JEWISH PEACE CORPS’ VOLUNTEERS TO DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES

Jewish Agency Sending ‘Jewish Peace Corps’ Volunteers to Distressed Communities.

1,000 Young People to Serve Communities in South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, and Israel

JEWISH BUSINESS NEWS

The Jewish Agency for Israel has started recruiting young people from Israel and around the world to volunteer in distressed communities in Africa, South America, and Israel, as part of the organization’s Project TEN program.

A launch event was hosted by Israeli Consul General in New York Ido Aharoni and was attended by dozens of Jewish community leaders, diplomats, philanthropists, Jewish Agency representatives, and former participants in the program.

In recent weeks, hundreds of students at top American universities have participated in on-campus information sessions hosted by Project TEN in order to familiarize them with volunteer opportunities at the three international centers currently operating in Winneba, Ghana; Gondar, Ethiopia; and Oaxaca, Mexico.

The volunteers may also choose to serve at the two Israeli centers in the southern city of Arad and Kibbutz Harduf in northern Israel, where they will run programs to empower Bedouin youth, new immigrants, at-risk teens, and individuals with special needs.

Project TEN was created by The Jewish Agency three years ago and offers young people from Israel and around the world the opportunity to live together in distressed communities and realize the Jewish values of tzedakah (social justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) by helping empower local residents.
Each participant receives a tailor-made volunteer program of several weeks or months in length, depending on their availability and preferences. Together, participants volunteer in educational, agricultural, and health-related initiatives, working together with local organizations and Jewish groups active in the area.

The ultimate goal is to develop local residents’ leadership skills and empower them to create models for sustainable development well after the volunteers return to their home countries.

The volunteers themselves return to their communities with a greater drive to engage in local activism and become involved in Jewish life.

In Ghana, Project TEN volunteers serve in the fishing town of Winneba, where they work with local residents and the fishermen’s children.

They run an educational center in which local children receive enrichment classes in a range of subjects and a mobile computer lab that provides digital knowledge to students whose prior exposure to computers was limited to sketches of keyboards on paper.

The volunteers also work in the fishing village of Akosua, which maintains some of the world’s most ancient fishing practices, teaching local children in a coconut hut.

In Mexico, volunteers serve in Oaxaca, where a series of natural disasters have prompted the creation of a Project TEN center to help local residents improve their preparedness and raise their standard of living.

The center is run in partnership with the Mexican Jewish organization CADENA, which specializes in serving communities struck by national disasters.

The volunteers work in dozens of far-flung, isolated communities spread across the vast, mountainous region.

Project TEN Director Yarden Zornberg notes that two additional volunteer centers are set to open in the coming year.

One will be hosted by the Jewish community of Durban, South Africa, where volunteers will work with local tribespeople, and the other will be located in Cusco, Peru, offering backpackers the opportunity to combine their treks with volunteerism.

According to Zornberg, more than one thousand volunteers are expected to serve in all seven Project TEN centers, engaging in activism over extended periods and realizing core Jewish values in the process.
Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky said: “Through Project TEN, The Jewish Agency is creating a real opportunity for young Jewish people who want to be part of something bigger than themselves – to better their world through common work with young people like themselves from Israel and around the world. In so doing, Project TEN connects these young people’s vision of a better future with their Jewish roots. Making this wonderful initiative happen is yet another way for us to concretize Jewish and Zionist values.”

COST

The cost for the three-month Project TEN program outside of Israel, including volunteer, social, and learning activities; transportation between the center and your volunteer placement; trips and excursions; Internet connection; and subsidized food and lodging, is around $12 per day, or $1080 for the entire three-month period (Summer programs cost $1000 for a two-month track).

The cost for the five-month Project TEN program at its Israeli centers, including volunteer, social, and learning activities; transportation between the center and your volunteer placement; trips and excursions; Internet connection; and subsidized food and lodging, is $1,300 for the entire five-month period with a full Masa scholarship OR $1,500 for the entire five-month period with a partial or no Masa scholarship (scroll down to learn if you are eligible for a Masa scholarship).

The cost for shorter tracks in all Project TEN centers cost $24 per day per participante (in additional to group charges). These tracks are unique, and are open to special groups. Please contact> daniel.a@tenprogram.org for more details.

The cost does not include your airfare to the target country, health insurance, visa fees, or vaccination. Registration payment of $100 is required. The balance will be paid in two equal payments.

The UJA Federation of New York and Project TEN have established a Pay it Forward Fund that will provide some assistance to those volunteers who find it hard to pay for all of their expenses.

Each and every candidate will be required to participate in his or her own costs to some extent, and the scholarships will fund only up to 50% of the entire costs.

The UJA New York | TEN fund is based on a “pay it forward” model in which recipients are asked to sign an honor code, pledging to return the full amount within 2-3 years.  This arrangement will not be legally binding, but will be actively encouraged, and will help other participants, in turn, to volunteer where they are needed.

Please contact ten@jafi.org for more details. Each application will be reviewed by a committee, and the applicant will receive a reply within two weeks from the receipt of the application.

Volunteering in Arad or Kibbutz Harduf, Israel?

masaMasa Israel Journey works to make it as easy as possible for young adults to go to Israel. They offer grants and scholarships to help make the experience more affordable. All Masa Israel participants are eligible to apply for universal grants and need-based scholarships towards the cost of your program.The grant/scholarship will be deducted from the total cost of the program. The amount available depends country of origin, age, and the length of your program.

Masa Israel Journey is funded jointly by The Jewish Agency for Israel and by the Government of Israel.

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

I mixed tuna and salmon
 

Prep time

15 mins

Cook time

10 mins

Total time

25 mins

Author: Maya Kitchenette

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 600g salmon filet without skin/tuna

  • 1 cup pineapples – cut into 2 cm chunks

  • 1 green pepper – large cubes

Ingredients For The Marinade

  • ¼ cup soy sauce/ or less

  • ¼ cup honey/orange juice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 tsp minced ginger

  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1 fat pinch of mixed herbs

Ingredients For The Dip

  • ½ cup sour cream or mayonnaise (see notes)

  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1 garlic – grated

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

For The Kebabs

  1. Slice salmon into chunks.

  2. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and whisk together till well incorporated.

  3. Pour ¾ of the marinade over the salmon chunks and marinate for 15 minutes.

  4. Marinate the pineapple and peppers with the remaining marinade for 15 minutes.

  5. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat.

  6. Thread peppers, salmon and pineapple onto skewers.

  7. Brush with oil and grill for 5 minutes on each side.

For The Dip

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep it in the fridge till ready to use

  2. Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad

     

    A simple julienned fennel and kohlrabi salad recipe with red onion, parsley, and a lemony dressing.

  3. Author: Brooklyn Supper, (adapted from The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Franks Castronovo and Falcinelli)

  4. Recipe type: Salad

    Makes: two to four

    Ingredients

    • 1 small bulb fennel, well-cleaned and trimmed

    • 1 small, tender kohlrabi, peeled and trimmed

    • 1/2 red onion sliced thin into half-moons

    • 1 cup minced flat leaf parsley

    • zest of 1 lemon

    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

    • salt and pepper to taste

    • pinch of red pepper flakes

    • fennel leaves

    Instructions

    1. Julienne the fennel and kohlrabi. Toss with the red onion and parsley. Combine the olive oil and and lemon juice, drizzle on the dressing, and add a few pinches of salt and tons of pepper. Taste, adjust salt and acid levels. Plate and give each serving a good squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and garnish with parsley and fennel leaves.

    2. Plant sale in Kiryat Yovel, Meir Grunwald Street. All plants are from a container garden, kale, chard, oregano, mint, sage, thyme, dill and tomato plants. Each container is 2.50 NIS. Pick-up on Sunday or Monday of this week. Please contact Shoshana Dale if you are interested

    3. shoshanahdale@gmail.com

      Fundraising Fashion Show Tuesday April 5th $-6PM Inbal Hotel to benefit Hadassah Department of Neonatology levinson.phyllis@gmail.com

      A FASHION SHOW & FANCY TEA 180 sh
      To Be Presented By
      The TAMAR & NACHAMA CHAPTERS
      OF HADASSAH-ISRAEL
      Tuesday April 5th, 2016 4pm-6pm
      At the INBAL Hotel
      OSFA Boutique’s fashions
      OSFA-meaning “her collection” is a unique boutique on Derech Beit Lechem 53 in Jerusalem.  Inspirational and friendly atmosphere, cutting edge Israeli designers synthesized with fabulous European imports and moderate prices.
      There will be a raffle with over 20 wonderful prizes
      for NIS 20 per ticket.
      Price of Fashion Show: NIS 180.00
      For reservations please contact:
      Phyllis Levinson
      Pyllis.levinson@icloud.com or 02-642-1953

 

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