Friday, February 15, 1985
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Say "YES" to Israel's Future on
THE WEEK OF GREEN SUNDAY
Continued from preceding page
I For over 80 years, the Jewish National Fund has
' been saying "yes" to Israel's future. Through ex-
tensive afforestation, land reclamation, and break-
through agricultural research, the JNF has helped
bring new life to an ancient land.
Today, this nation-building work continues. But
vast stretches of barren terrain still remain to be
covered by a blanket of green.
the students not directly to the
text of the Torah, but through
his lectures, to basic concepts
and his own interpretations
which present a systematic
introduction to Judaism.
"Today we've gone from the
flower children to business ma-
jors," he says of his yeshiva.
"They're worried about the
world, though, and the meaning
of life. Our approach to them
may be different but we're still
selling the same thing." He
smiles. "After all," he con-
tinued, "we tell them we repre-
sent an old, eminent firm with a
solid reputation. Our competi-
tors copy our products. We're a
family firm, so give us a little
During his current visit to the
U.S., Rabbi Weinberg is re-
cruiting young people to train in
Jerusalem for six weeks this
summer, a kind of mini-Jewish
peace corps. He is offering 120
Jerusalem Fellowships, pri-
marily from New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia,
St. Louis and Toronto where he
has a yeshiva base. The idea is
to train the college and graduate
On the week of GREEN SUNDAY — aJNF
volunteer will be calling to ask you to plant
trees in Israel for each member of your
Say "YES" to the Greening of Israel.
Plant trees in Israel on
JNF's GREEN SUNDAY.
Please' We need volunteers. Call us if you want to help make
phone calls on the week of Green Sunday. 557-6644.
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CONGREGATION BETH ABRAHAM
school age people to be "proud
Jews and to be articulate ac-
tivists when they return to their
own communities," says the
rabbi. He plans an innovative
program which will include such
topics as happiness, pleasure
and love your neighbor. "No one
else does this," he says. "We're
not trying to make Talmudists
out of them in six weeks. We
want to train them to do follow-
up in the community, to be able
to defend the Jewish people
•against the PLO and the mis-
sionaries on college campuses,
to set an example of Jewish
pride for other young people."
There are times when Rabbi
Weinberg sounds as if he has a
programmed response for every
question one might ask him. But
he paused for a long moment
when asked what he himself had
learned most from his ex-
periences. "I've learned how
beautiful and how powerful we
are as a people," he said quiet-
ly. "We have an innate drive, a
talent and beauty that lifts my
spirit. When we can just give
people the tools, they always ex-
ceed our expectations."
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