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Front Lines

Advertising Sales

Publisher/President Arthur M. Horwitz
Sales Director: Keith Farber
Account Executives: Ann G. Abrams, Jan Haskell,
Melissa Litvin, Heidi Martin, Rick Nessel, Dharlene Norris
Senior Sales Assistant: Kim Metzger

The Language Of Fitness


ou say your gym membership
has expired? You say you ought
to be more physically fit? You
say that your verbal skills need work? No
need to get any fancy equipment. No need
to force yourself
into those workout
clothes. Just consid-
er some common
fitness terms and
apply them.
• Kick. If you
have some nega-
tive behavior that
is hampering you,
you need to kick
Sy Manello
that habit. You can
kick-start your life
by increasing such

Boosting Israel
The Jewish Funders Network, composed
of major global givers, has unveiled
a $1.7 million matching-grant initia-
tive for Israel advocacy. Twenty-three
funders will have $900,000 in new dol-
lars to the field matched; as a result, 17
organizations will receive new funding.
The program, supported by two
anonymous member foundations, is
intended to dispel distorted images and
understandings of Israel. The goal is to
change the way that Israel is perceived
in political, cultural, social, academic,
and virtual spheres.
JFN embraces family foundations,

"I am not a young man and I

have seen a lot in my lifetime, but
Lucifer himself could not possibly
have devised a worse hell. Can you
imagine 3,000 corpses, recently
alive, burning all at once on such an
immense pyre?"

— Yankel Wiernik was 52 in April 1942

when he was caught by the Germans in

the Warsaw Ghetto and sent to Treblinka.

Only 100 Jews survived that death

camp; the Nazis kept him alive for his

master carpentry skills. His eyewit-

ness account of the German death camp

was published in the Forverts, a New

York-based Yiddish newspaper, in 1944.

On April 17, its successor, the Forward,

republished excerpts.


May 7 2009

•Push. When push comes to shove,
you need to push the envelope and prove
yourself to your friends, your boss, your
family and most of all to yourself. It is not,
however, necessary to be pushy about it.
• Pull. Show that you are active by
pulling your own weight but do not grow
dependent on pulling strings to realize
•Lift. If you feel yourself in a downward
spiral, lift your voice in song; not in the
middle of the workday, however, or you will
be lifted permanently out of that position.
Stopping to smell the proverbial roses can
lift your spirits and prove quite beneficial.
• Run. If you can run rings around the
competition, you will be marked for suc-
cess. Just make sue that your improved

public philanthropies and individual
funders dedicated to advancing the
quality and growth of philanthropy
rooted in Jewish values.
Donors who received matching grant
dollars either made their first-ever gift
to support an organization or project
promoting a pro-active, pro-Israel agen-
da, or increased their largest previous
gift in this area threefold.
Under JFN's matching grants pro-
grams, a large foundation, for example,
gets to leverage its dollars to support an
initiative it believes in, new donors get
to choose where they get their giving
matched and fundraisers can use JFN


Reduce Cooling Costs

• Program your programmable ther-
mostat for cooler temperatures when
you need them and warmer tem-
peratures when you do not. Adapt to
warmer temperatures such as 75° F
and 78° F. We love those tempera-
tures in the winter!
• When evenings are cool, open
your windows instead of using air
conditioning. A natural ventilation
system is the most energy-efficient
way to provide air flow in your home.
Cross-ventilation is created when
some combination of openings are on
opposing walls permitting a free flow
of air from one side to the other.
• During the warmer months, keep
extra lighting to a minimum. It adds
heat to your home as well as light.

station does not give you cause to run off
at the mouth.
• Climb. As you trounce the competi-
tion, you may find that you can more eas-
ily climb the corporate ladder. Do not get
so full of yourself that some must ask you
to climb down off your high horse.
• Pump. Success may allow you to
rightly pump up your ego. Do not be
tempted to pump up your resume; that
could lead to much embarrassment.
• Hit. If you painstakingly hit the
books, then hit the bricks; you will find
you will soon hit your stride. Success
awaits your endeavors.
See there! No costly special shoes, no
designer exercise clothes, just verbal acu-
ity will help you keep your finger on the
pulse of life.

to encourage potential donors to make
their first major gifts. The emphasis on
donor choice cuts across age, culture and
sector barriers, said JFN President Mark
Charendoff of New York.
"The JFN matching grant program
helped us bring in new and important
donors who were thrilled to see their
contributions to us doubled during
this economic crisis:' said Israel Project
President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi.
"Concrete programs such as the JFN
matching grant programs make a
critical difference. The grant is nothing
short of lifesaving."

— Robert Sklar, editor


Using compact florescent bulbs will
• Shades, blinds and curtains should
be drawn during the heat of a sum-
mer day. This is especially important
on the south side.

Jewish Thought on the

"And God said: 'Let the waters under
the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land
appear.' And it was so." - Genesis 1:9

Please contact Michigan Coalition on
the Environment & Jewish Life for
global warming presentations: (248)
642.5393 ext. 7, mi-coejl®jfmd.org or
www.mi-coejl.org .

Source: MI-COEJL, copyright 2009

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