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February 5, 2016

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4th Annual Community Relations Council Israel Poster Contest is going to be wild!

Spiders and raptors and frogs, oh my! Those words are not the synopsis of a play starring arachnids, birds, and amphibians, but a few details from the list of Cool Facts about Israel 2016 Edition for the Community Relations Council’s 4th Annual Israel Poster Contest.

Since 2012, UJFT’s Community Relations Council has called Tidewater students, grades 1-12, to create original works of art inspired by the many developments and discoveries recently born out of Israel.

This year’s list of ‘interesting factoids’ about Israel encompass a wide range of topics, including: cultural, social, medical, political, technological, and environmental. In the environmental category, consider:
• Israeli researchers have discovered that the once believed to be extinct, Hula painted frog, has been found alive and jumping in the Hula Valley.
• The Israeli startup company, BioBee, has managed to ship 600 million spiders to Colombia in hopes of assisting the South American country in using natural alternatives to pesticides such as living insects.
• Israel happens to have the world’s largest raptor migration. That’s right, hundreds of millions of birds migrate across Israel each year.

A complete list of facts for inspiration may be found at: www.JewishVA.org/CRCIsraelPosterContest.

The winning poster with the most votes will be announced in May. The winner will have their poster professionally framed and it will hang permanently on the Sandler Family Campus. Plus, on Sunday, June 5 at the Israel Festival, attendees will receive a copy of the winning poster.

For more information visit www.JewishVA.org/CRCIsraelPosterContest or email ggrune@ujft.org.

by Gaby Grune

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