Monthly Archive: January 2014

Seventy Years Ago: Lest We Forget

  A ninety six year old woman from Los Angeles, California recently passed away. While the Lev Lalev Orphanage in Israel wasn’t named explicitly in her will, Lev Lalev did receive a generous and timely five figure gift for the orphaned girls, from her estate. The donation was made to “an orphanage in Israel” in …

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A Lev Lalev Success Story

  When I was in Israel earlier this month I visited the Lev Lalev Orphanage and Children’s Home in Netanya. There I met with many people associated with our wonderful organization.  I wanted to share with you a story about one of the woman who had been placed at the Home. Nechama came to the …

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Super Bowl: Why I’m rooting for the Broncos

  Those who follow my blogs know that I am a fan of all Boston sports teams. The Denver Broncos easily defeated the New England Patriots last week. But- that is not why I will root for the Broncos next Sunday. Eli Manning and Tom Brady are both smart and community minded. But that is …

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MLK Day

  What I found most relevant for me was that Martin Luther King Day has become a holiday of volunteerism and action. In many walks of life the “I have a dream speech” has become a rallying cry for trying to make the world a better place. Last week while flying home from Israel after …

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United Airlines 138

  Last week I flew from Newark, New Jersey to Tel Aviv, Israel. One of the primary purposes of the trip was to visit with the orphaned girls at the Lev Lalev Home in Netanya. AS a “middle aged and heavy male”, I am always sensitive to how far the gate location is beyond the …

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Talking about the Weather

  “Whether” you’re old or “whether” you’re young, we all seem to be preoccupied with the weather. While I’m no expert in global warming, I most certainly can read a thermometer which today said 5 degrees Fahrenheit.  But inside its warm and Thank God I am protected from the bitter cold with heat and several …

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Setting A Goal and Achieving It

  With a few hours remaining before the ball dropped at Times Square we at Lev Lalev were about $12,000 short of our fundraising goal. Then  in the last two hours before midnight  we received two large  gifts which cut the short fall to $6,000. I knew that there was one additional gift on its …

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You Think You Know Where U R Going In 2014??

  “Funny things happened on the way to Shabbat last week”. Two of my grandsons were coming to visit from Providence. They were being driven by my cousin who was on his way to visit his parents in Cherry Hill, NJ. However, his car overheated and he was unable to make it to New York …

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