On 26 June the Tel Aviv Foundation welcomed the Feldman family of San Diego, USA, for the dedication of the Feldman Kindergarten on Bashevis-Zinger Street in Nofei Yam. The kindergarten was dedicated by Aaron Feldman in memory of the late David Feldman and in honor of his grandchildren, in the presence of his family from around the world. The kindergarten was built with five classrooms (as opposed to the standard two) to accommodate the large population of young families in the area.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is once again appearing at the annual Tel Aviv Cities Summit, part of the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival.
June is Pride Month, which kicked off with a 250,000 person march on 6 June, drawing revelers from around the world.
The demolition of the abandoned Dolphinarium building represents the final step in the Tel Aviv Municipality realizing its vision to extend the coastal promenade along Tel Aviv beach and improve access to the beach.
Mayor Ron Huldai unveiled the new Sylvan Adams Velodrome on the eve of the international cycling tournament, the Giro d’Italia, which took place in Israel in May.
The Tel Aviv Foundation has launched a new initiative for young people to become Tel Aviv Youth Ambassadors as part of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations.
The Canadian Friends of the Tel Aviv Foundation have launched a junior board to focus on innovation, science and technology projects.
The ‘Neighborhood as a City’ program – initiated by The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation (UK) – has been hailed as a tremendous success. Almost 5,000 residents benefitted from the program, which was designed to strengthen the neighborhoods involved and support individuals through the early, formative stages of life: ‘Early Childhood’, ‘Empowerment in Education’, ‘Teens’, and ‘Young Adults’ and ‘Employment’. At a community level, social cohesion, civic responsibility and cooperation between social service agencies increased significantly.
Construction continues apace at the Sylvan Adams National Velodrome, which is taking shape in northern Tel Aviv. The Velodrome will feature in the international cycling tournament, Giro d’Italia, which commences in Israel for the first time in May before continuing to Rome. With local and international media teams visiting the Velodrome, there is tremendous excitement about the opportunity to showcase Tel Aviv and Israel through the international tournament and, longer term, to impact cycling, sport and health more broadly.