An insider’s look at the new construction projects currently underway at Rambam Health Care Campus.

An insider’s look at the new construction projects currently underway at Rambam Health Care Campus.

Debbie Hemstreet provided an insider’s look at the new construction projects currently underway at Rambam Health Care Campus.

Topics Covered

  • The Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital—To provide emergency acute and chronic care while under fire, the focus of the meeting, described below
  • The Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital—To provide “pain free” pediatric care to serve the physical and emotional needs of children and their families
  • The Biomedical Discover Tower—To conduct clinical research that leads to improved patient care in collaboration with academic institutions and the biomedical industry
  • The Cardiovascular Hospital—To provide cardiovascular diagnosis, treatments, research, and disease risk reduction in one facility, using the integrated cardiovascular care model
  • The Joseph Fishman Oncology Center—To provide cancer treatments including experimental treatments resulting from research conducted at Rambam that were previously unavailable
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Becoming Audiovisual

A new way of providing technical information was presented by Angel Pariente, professional filmmaker who recently made aliyah. A small group of technical writers and colleagues met at Svi and Pnina Ben Elya’s home in Yokneam.  Outside in the cool air Angel showed us how to become audiovisual. In a hands-on demo he showed us how a rudimentary technical instruction leaflet is transformed into a video clip with concise and instructive audio.  He successfully made assembly of a household food processor seem so easy that immediately one wanted to pick up all the heavy manuals, toss ‘em, seize the challenge and move forward with the new technology and interface.

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Notes from the Israel Translators Association Conference, 2010

As a technical writer and translator, I find that when either of the two professions holds a conference, there are always several “How I Do My Stuff” lectures.  Sometimes they can drive you crazy.  Then along comes a “How I Do My Stuff” lecture where the lecturer’s stuff resembles your stuff.  That kind of lecture, in contrast, is fascinating.

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Stories of Customers, Colleague and Documents - A Great Evening

As many of us are contemplating what the downturn in the economy is going to do to us next, it was good to get together to exchange stories, especially humorous ones. Actually we bounced back and forth between funny episodes and the brass-tacks of how best to deal with the current job market ( Read More

“Behind every Jewish blogger is a spouse waiting to use the computer!”

I wish I could take credit for that line, but actually itwas one of the panelists at tonight’s blogfest, otherwise known as The FirstInternational J-Blogger Convention. It was hosted at the Jerusalemoffices of Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) and sponsored by SUN Microsystems, OfficeDepot, WebAds, LLC &

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TCC Conference: 2 summaries are on line

Miriam Schwab has uploaded her presentation from the TCC conference: Blogs and Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Hi-Tech Companies to her blog. In addition, she also added Benjy Caplan's presentation from the conference: Hollywood on a Shoestring Budget.

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Networking with Micaela Ziv

This event, held in Rehovot, was in the form of a workshop.

Self Analysis - SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

Participants detailed these parameters as it applied to them, such as negotoating for better pay being in many cases perceived as a weakness or even a threat, while looking for opportunities entails, for example,  getting more work via the referral of satisfied clients.


Don't always detail all the jobs you ever held in the past, but tailor it to the general demands of the post that you are applying for.

The Elevator Pitch

Suppose you are going up in an elevator together with the manager of a company that you want to have a contact with. You have just 60 seconds to present yourself and detail your main strengths and line of activity. All participants did this quick presentation, some even doing it in 30 seconds.

Marketing Plan and Negotiating a Contract

Set your goals, determine where you want to be next year, and five years from now, and draw up a schedule for getting there. When negotiating a contract with your client, insist on your price, but leave some room for discounts. Insist on a solid agreement, with clearly defined milestones for completing work and receiving payment.


Various forums, such as those organized by the Chamber of Commerce, IBC (Interactive Business Circles), and others.

IBC, for example, is built up of groups, each group having just one representative from each profession. In the weekly get together of such a group, members introduce themselves briefly ito newcomers in "Elavator Pitch" form, new contacys are formed, and referrals are past on between members.