Holocaust memorial unveiled in Holon.

Haifa University (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Haifa University
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
A memorial for the children killed in the Holocaust was unveiled last week in Holon for Ho- locaust Remembrance Day. The memorial site features a monument embedded with 500,000 marbles representing the 500,000 children murdered in the war.
The children of Holon and from around the country assisted in the collection of the marbles as part of a program intended to create awareness and educate schoolchildren about the history of the Holocaust. An olive tree, symbolizing the renewal of life, was placed at the center of the memorial site along with a concrete bench embedded with a painting by Abrahamik Koplowitz, a Jewish boy who was murdered in the Holocaust. 60 youths join MDA In a ceremony held last week in Tel Aviv, 60 teen- agers joined the ranks of Magen David Adom’s Gush Dan volunteers after successfully completing their EMT first-responder training course.
During the ceremony, the graduates received their MDA uniforms and presented a showcase they had prepared on patient care, casualty readiness and the proper use of the organization’s emergency equipment.
Nor Hasuna, one of the graduates of the program, explained that she decided to join the course to help her deal with her own traumatic experiences.
“Three years ago my two older brothers in their 20s were killed in a car accident. Since then I have not been able to hear the sound of an ambulance siren, because of my trauma. I decided to overcome my fear and do the MDA course to learn how to save lives,” she said. “The course has helped me find a way to heal.”
Another graduate, Naama Bashit, 15, underwent serious cardiovascular surgery several years ago and decided then that she wanted to join MDA: “I always wanted to be a cardiologist, and after my surgery the dream only got stronger. Today I have finished the MDA first responder’s course, and I am proud that I can get on an ambulance to provide medical care and save lives.”
NORTH University students take over janitorial staff jobs Students at the University of Haifa volunteered to take over the responsibilities of the janitorial staff last week on Sunday so the university employees could participate in a lecture about worker’s rights. In honor of May Day, a group of 60 students from the department of the history of Israel took over the responsibilities of the janitorial staff while they at- tended the lecture, which was offered in both He- brew and Arabic. The students also distributed bouquets of flowers to the university’s security personnel to thank them for their services.
200 riders participate in three-day Galilee race Two hundred bicycle riders participated last week in the 2016 Tapuah Race, a three-day race across Mount Bental and the Galilee, 1,200 meters above sea level. Following three days of intense competition, the results showed that an 18-year-old from Modi’in, Sa’ar Hirshler, won the race, with Ofek Hasson, 21, also of Modi’in, finishing in second place.
The race was an initiative by Bike for the Galilee to challenge competitive bike riders to take on the most difficult mountains in the country. The club provided members with experienced coaches and tour guides to help members increase their strength as riders and tour the country on their bikes.
SOUTH Beersheba neighborhood to name streets after women In a city council meeting last week Mayor Ruvik Danilovich announced that streets of the latest construction project in northern Beersheba will be named after women in an effort to reduce the gender gaps in the names used in the city. “There are large gender gaps between men and women when it comes to the names of streets,” he said an interview last week with Southern Radio. “This new neighborhood will focus on women: women in the Bible, female authors and female Nobel Prize winners,” he said. Among the names chosen for the 33 new streets are singers Ofra Haza and Naomi Shemer; the first religious female MK, Tova Sanhedrai; and the first female social worker for the city of Beersheba, Trudy Kozlovsky. For several of these women, these will be the first streets in the country named after them.
In most large cities, the majority of streets are named after men. On average, for every 10 streets named after men, there is one street named after a woman. In Beersheba, less than 10 percent of streets are named after women, and this project aims to close that gap.