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Jews You Should Know

Oct 16, 2018

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With a rich family background of survivors and passionate Jews, the backdrop for Shlomo Ra'anan's revolution in Israeli society was set decades ago. Drawing on this heritage, Ra'anan has made it his life mission to supply every Israeli kibbutz, moshav or town with Jewish resources and infrastructure....


Oct 8, 2018

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Menachem Bombach was raised in an extremely religious neighborhood in Jerusalem, but jokes that he "immigrated" to Israel at the age of 20, which is when he first began speaking Hebrew, in addition to his native Yiddish!

A lover of people, and frustrated by a perceived lack of educational...


Sep 23, 2018

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Joseph Gitler grew up as a nice Jewish boy, and a Zionist, in Manhattan, NY and later Teaneck, NJ. His career path as a lawyer, first in the U.S. and then, after making aliyah, in Israel, was proceeding nicely, until he noticed a gaping void in the Israeli charitable sector: the absence of a food bank...


Sep 17, 2018

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Avraham Leventhal was a Torah teacher and a technical writer before entering the charity world. But shortly after making aliyah twelve years ago, he assumed the directorship of one of Israel's most unique charitable organizations. L'maan Achai promotes a vision of "Smart Chessed" - creating...


Sep 5, 2018

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While still living in South Africa, Issie Shapiro was already an activist for people with special needs, raising funds for their housing and care. When he realized a lifelong dream to make aliyah - following his daughter Naomi, who had married an Israeli and settled in the Holy Land - he intended to...