On my most recent visit to Israel – in preparation for this summer’s URJ Sci-Tech Israel program – I noticed the presence of U.S. companies. Throughout Israel’s “Silicon Wadi,” the counterpart to our Silicon Valley, are research and development facilities for Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and others, intermixed with a vast array of Israeli start-ups, including Mobile-Eye, Orcam, StoreDot, and others. The foundations for many of these research collaborations were establish during Israel’s third decade.
In honor of Yom Hashoah, we wanted to share this powerful video created by Sci-Tech Camper Jonathan Tamen. Jonathan's video tells the story of Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who saved 699 children from Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. We are so inspired by and proud of Jonathan's beautiful and moving work.