Has just returned from Israel and meeting with the soldiers of the IDF; she shared her experiences
What a great day of fun! Lunch was delicious, and there were awesome door prizes, raffle prizes, an auction, and more.
Sgt. Boruch August 3, 2017 NHBZ
Sgt. Boruch made Aliyah in 2015, and chose to enlist in one of the most dangerous branches of the Israel Defense Force. He honored us by sharing his experiences. We are so very proud of our St. Louis Lone Soldiers who are risking their lives to protect the Jewish people.
Thank you to Nusach Hari B’nai Zion for hosting us.
SHAVING ISRAEL PRESENTED AN INFORMATIONAL FUNDRAISER ON AUGUST 16, 2015 HOSTED BY RABBI ZE'EV SMASON AND THE ISRAEL COMMITTEE OF NUSACH HARI B'NAI ZION SYNAGOGUE
The purpose was to raise money for the purchase of supplies for IDF soldiers who lack a financial or family support system. Speakers included Mike Minoff, a Board Member of Shaving Israel; Doron Fadlon, a veteran who was a commander in the IDF Maglan combat unit and served in the Reserves, and Laurie Walker, also a Board Member, who has been an IDF Sar-El Civilian Volunteer more than a dozen times.
Mike spoke about his life-altering trip to Israel in 2014, where he saw first-hand the conditions on an IDF base and developed a relationship there with Israeli soldiers defending not only their country but Jews world-wide. He brought his feelings home to teach his children. Doron, the son of Tunisian immigrants who were forced to migrate to Israel due to anti-Semitism, described himself as a proud Zionist for whom education was a family priority. His 3 children will soon be serving in the IDF when he returns home after 3 years in St. Louis representing Israel Chemicals. Doron is very proud of his nation, his service, and his opportunity to mentor young Israelis about their IDF service choices. Laurie demonstrated the kinds of items - from personal hygiene to small tools to mini-first-aid kits to hidden weapons - that she delivers to IDF soldiers on her volunteer visits. She has a special affinity for the female soldiers' needs. Laurie will realize a life-long goal in October: she will make aliyah to Israel.
Light refreshments were provided by the NHBZ Sisterhood after the presentation, and attendees had the opportunity to talk and ask questions of the speakers. For more information on the organization and donations, please "like" their Facebook page ("ShavingIsrael") and visit their website (www.shavingisrael.org).
Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Traditional Congregation 12437 Ladue Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Featured speakers are Ella Bokobza (former IDF Officer training special needs recruits; St Louis Shlicha, JCC Israel Engagement Coordinator) and Laurie Walker (since 2008, traveled to Israel 12 times as Sar-El volunteer bringing much needed items to IDF bases). Light refreshments will be served. Help support our young men and women in the IDF.
- David Lizzo St. Louis resident and former IDF soldier at Nusach Hari B'Nai Zion Congregation
- David Palatnik, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces, discussed his experiences defending the State of Israel with his K-9 dog, "Shekel" at Brazikat 172 Corondoelet PlazaSt. Louis, MO 63105
- ‘Beyond Me: A Song Cycle in the Key of Survival,’tells the courageous story of St. Louisan Rachel Goldman Miller, a hidden child Holocaust Survivor,