City Notes: Holocaust survivors to share testimonies in Tel Aviv

EMTs will now have easier access to patients in need of medical assistance on beaches (photo credit: UNITED HATZALAH‏)
EMTs will now have easier access to patients in need of medical assistance on beaches
(photo credit: UNITED HATZALAH‏)
CENTER As part of the events in Tel Aviv marking Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 23, several Holocaust survivors are slated to relay their accounts of the harrowing experiences they endured during World War II.
Dozens of young professionals are expected to bear testament to the firsthand historical accounts of members of the dwindling generation of Holocaust survivors.
The somber English-language event, organized by the groups Adopt a Safta, Israel Forever Foundation and Nefesh B’Nefesh, is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. at Tel Aviv’s North Central Synagogue.
Admission is free, but attendees are required to register at TA to hold urban art scavenger hunt While the search for art is a common activity in galleries and studios, the streets of southern Tel Aviv will be transformed for the purpose of an urban art scavenger hunt on May 5.
Five dozen original artworks by 60 artists will be hidden in the streets of the city’s eclectic Florentin neighborhood as part of the Treasure Hunt IV – Hunt for Original Art event.
The treasure hunt will set out from the Uriel Acosta Gallery at noon. The 60 pre-selected works of art will be correlated with a number, and written clues leading to numerical representations of the artworks will be scattered throughout the streets of Florentin. Each participant will be tasked with locating one piece of art, which they will be allowed to take home.
The art pieces will be on display at the Uriel Acosta Gallery from April 27 until the day of the scavenger hunt.
Following the hunt, an after- party with the artists, beverages and purchasable items will take place. Info and registration:
NORTH New EMT app to help save lives in Haifa Paramedics operating in the Haifa area have developed a new app that can alert EMS teams to medical emergencies in order to tackle what has been a long-standing problem of locating and identifying patients in need of medical assistance on beaches along Israel’s coastline.
United Hatzalah’s Carmel Chapter announced the new technology ahead of the official opening of beach season on Monday (April 24) for the 14 beaches in the area. The app was developed in light of the need to cut down response time in reaching those who need life-saving services at the beach. With the new technology designed for use by emergency medical service workers, dispatchers are able to send locations via United Hatzalah’s LifeCompass app to responders.
“We want to remind everyone that last year the swimming season was full of emergency calls across all the beaches in the city and included dozens of incidents of near drowning,” said United Hatzalah Carmel Chapter head Naftali Rotenberg. “We found that the biggest problem was correctly locating the patients on the beach or in the water who needed help.”
“By using the app, our volunteers have succeeded in arriving quickly to all of the emergency calls. This app will definitely save lives this summer,” he added.
Namaste in the North: Yoga fest goes to Galilee Yogis of all shapes, sizes and levels of experience are set to flock to Gan Hashlosha National Park at the foot of scenic Mount Gilboa in the Beit She’an Valley for the country’s first and largest yoga festival from May 11 to 13.
Among the park’s tranquil, cascading waterfalls and natural springs flowing into streams and pools, some of the leading yoga instructors from Israel and abroad are slated to take part in the International Yoga Festival. Workshops, master classes, therapy zones and performances will be available at the festival grounds along with music, art and children’s activities.
Various accommodation options will be available for festivalgoers, including camping in the park and lodging at nearby Kibbutz Nir David. Tickets, not including accommodations, cost from NIS 390 to NIS 420 for adults and NIS 150 for children. Info and tickets:
SOUTH Grounded Festival to lift spirits in Eilat Eilat will reverberate with the lively sounds of electronic dance music during this year’s Grounded Festival, taking place May 11 to 14.
Hundreds of people are expected to elevate their spirits at the vacation-cum-party weekend event, complete with live performances, multimedia visual art, pool parties and other festive surprises.
The festival’s lineup includes Nastia, Culoe De Song, Maayan Nidam, Bill Patrick, Roi Perez, Adi Shabat, Benji, Sean Doron, Ravid Yehoshua, Eliran Osadon, Ronen Gutman, Asaf Samuel and more. In addition, festival organizers have teamed up with the LGBT-friendly party label PAG TLV to create other spectacular performances with an air of glittery extravagance.
Festival tickets include accommodation at the U Coral Beach Hotel, two meals a day and entry to the festival’s various events. Tickets and accommodation booking: