Tag Archives: Friendship

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, 1998

In this photograph, teens at Herzlia High School play basketball on a court near the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the first Jewish school was founded in Cape Town at the end of the 19th century, the community has seen a number of institutions for Jewish education arise and merge. …

Tell Me, What’s Your Name, Rehovot, Israel, 2008

Tell Me, What’s Your Name is the title of the book these girls are reading. It may also have been the Œfirst thing they said to each other when they met in their nursery school class in the Israeli city of Rehovot. Rehovot (literally, “wide expanses”) is one of the oldest and most diverse modern Israeli cities. …

The Secret, M’vaseret Zion, Israel, 1990

During the 1980s and 1990s, many Jews came to Israel from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union for religious freedom and a better life. These immigrants often lived in special apartment buildings, called “absorption centers,” until they could Œfind more permanent homes. Absorption centers provide temporary housing and an introduction to Israeli life for many new immigrants. The …