"Biking through the streets of downtown Jerusalem every day for several months, Eli Bass, 30, of Oak Park, Ill., noticed the frustrated line of bumper-to-bumper cars and buses lining the streets. In response, Bass worked at the Ma'aleh School of Film to create a five-minute documentary (available on YouTube) encouraging new, green methods of transportation in the millennia-old capitol.
Bass was a participant in Kesher Hadash (New Connection), a new Israel-immersion program run through the Conservative movement's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). The program provides a five-month semester in Israel to 10 students pursuing degrees in Jewish education; the Jim Joseph Foundation covers all the expenses."
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