A powerful and fascinating photography exhibit highlighting scores of Israeli discoveries make its US debut during Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s annual “IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture”. The photo exhibit, “Israeli Discoveries that Influenced the World”, is free and open to the public, with a Grand Opening Reception on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The exhibit includes groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture, medicine (INNOVATIONS FOR PARKINSON’S PATIENTS), robotics, computerization (WAZE and the USB FLASH DRIVE), archeology, space, mathematics and social sciences, to name a few. The high-tech photography will be on display at the Palm Beach Outlets (near Saks OFF 5TH, space #W407) in W. Palm Beach from April 30 through May 7. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.
A Festival of Arts & Culture
“Israeli Discoveries that Influenced the World”
Grand Opening Reception:
Tuesday, May 2nd
At The Palm Beach Outlets
(near Saks OFF 5TH, space #W407)
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
Sunday, April 30th through Sunday, May 7th
Free and Open to the Public
Curated by Ilene Gruber Adams
Waze, a GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones provides turn-by-turn information and user-submitted travel times and route details. The mobile telephone network Waze Ltd., which was founded in 2008 in Israel by Uri Levine, software engineer Ehud Shabtai and Amir Shiner, and is now available in over 100 countries, was acquired by Google. (en.wikipidea.org)
The exhibit, from Israel’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, displays 47 photographs highlighting groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture, medicine, robotics, computerization, archeology, space, mathematics and social sciences. Examples include the development of Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app; innovative treatments for Parkinson’s disease; and the essential office gadget, the USB flash drive.
ROBOTICS IN SURGERY
Surgeons who utilize Mazor Robotics Renaissance generally specialize in orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery. Mazor Robotics believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary technology and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Guidance Systems enables surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in a precise manner in the United States and throughout the world. (www.mazorrobotics.com)
The photography was supplied by the Israeli government and originally displayed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. For the U.S. debut, the exhibit space was donated by Palm Beach Outlets and curated by Ilene Gruber Adams. “It’s an incredible honor to curate such an important exhibition for the Jewish Federation. Scientific research serves as a bridge between cultures and nations. I look forward to seeing the positive reaction of the community,” added Adams.
Seedless grapes are generally preferred by consumers for fresh consumption. The development of new seedless selections has been recognized as a key factor in breeding programs throughout the world. Israel’s Volcani Center is actively involved in breeding seedless grapes. Special emphasis is given to the time of ripening, firmness, high sugar content, special aromas, loose and uniform bunches, natural big berries, good shelf life and reduced labor costs world wide. (www.ishs.org)
“This dynamic, international exhibit offers residents and visitors the opportunity to form deeper connections to Israel through visual arts and learning about prolific scientific achievements. We are thrilled to bring this thought-provoking exhibition to the community and showcase some of the amazing inventions that have come from Israel,” said Bar Sananes, Jewish Federation’s Israeli emissary.
NANO-GHOST TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE
Nano-Ghosts technology offers a versatile and highly selective targeted delivery system to combat cancer and other diseases, thanks to scientists Marcelle Machluf and colleagues at the Technion Israel of Technology. (www.technion.ac.il)
“IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture” is produced in collaboration with The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival and the Mandel JCC Book Festival, and in cooperation with Mandel JCC; Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service; PJ Library; Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy; Palm Beach Outlets; Art Synergy and IAC. Funding is provided by OneWorld Davis Tolerance Project. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works to transform, inspire and save lives in the Palm Beaches, Israel and 70 countries around the world.
The Israeli Discoveries that Influenced the World photography exhibit is free and open to the public.
For a complete event schedule for IsraelDays, visit jewishpalmbeach.org/israeldays or call Bar Sananes at 561.615.4974
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