Ono’s First Annual ‘SPORTALK’ Conference Wows and Informs

Ono’s First Annual ‘SPORTALK’ Conference Wows and Informs

On January 21, Ono Academic College hosted the first annual SPORTALK conference, a forum for athletes and experts in the field of sports, sports medicine, communication, psychology, anthropology, and sociology to share their knowledge with students and alumni via 8-minute, TED Talks-style presentations.  The program’s 16 speakers, which included an

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‘ONOVISION’ Tribute Show Spotlights Students’ Impressive Musical Talents

‘ONOVISION’ Tribute Show Spotlights Students’ Impressive Musical Talents

On January 10, students from Ono Academic College’s Jonathan Wohl School of Music put on an incredible tribute show called “OnoVision,” a colorful and humorous musical and theatrical production that featured all of Israel’s Eurovision entries from 1973 to 2018.  The Ono students showcased their incredible talent to a packed house,

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First Ethiopian Jewry research hub aims to preserve community’s traditions

First Ethiopian Jewry research hub aims to preserve community’s traditions

By MELANIE LIDMAN

Ethiopian Israeli religious leaders are hoping a new academic center will “create a new language” to talk about the richness of Ethiopian culture and traditions, after decades of discrimination dismissing the contribution of Ethiopian Judaism.
Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom, an Ethiopian-Israeli community leader and well-published author launched the International

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Higher Education Creates a Generation of Ethiopian-Israeli Success Stories

Higher Education Creates a Generation of Ethiopian-Israeli Success Stories

Since the first wave of Ethiopian immigration to Israel in the early 1980s, Ethiopian-Israelis have struggled to assimilate into mainstream society.  While it’s difficult for any immigrant population to find their place in a new homeland, Ethiopian-Israelis have struggled mightily in the face of additional obstacles that previous immigrant groups

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Ono Survey: Israel’s Haredi Community Embracing Disability Inclusion, Integration

Ono Survey: Israel’s Haredi Community Embracing Disability Inclusion, Integration

In recent months, members of Israel’s Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community made headlines, expressing strong opinions about the integration of children with disabilities into public and private educational frameworks.  This group of outspoken parents made it clear to educators and government officials that they believe the only way forward was with separate

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The “Chill Project”: Ono Graduate Empowers At-Risk Youth

The “Chill Project”: Ono Graduate Empowers At-Risk Youth

Reut Dror, an Ono Academic College graduate (Bachelor’s in Advertising and Marketing Communications) who is now earning her Master’s degree in Business Administration, co-founded the Chill Project, a program that supports, protects and provides solutions for at-risk youth and those in distress. Understanding that Israeli youth rarely rely on their parents during

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Ono Joins National Women’s Strike to Stand Against Domestic Violence

Ono Joins National Women’s Strike to Stand Against Domestic Violence

On December 4, thousands of men and women demonstrated across Israel, calling on the government to take action against domestic abuse.  The Women’s Strike Against Domestic Violence highlighted the government’s unfulfilled promise to allocate NIS 250 million for a five-year plan to fight violence against women that would include placing

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