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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-22

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Andrew Landau and Jordon Wertheimer

No. 1 takeaway from the Becker All-
Andrew Landau of Royal Oak:
Star Mission is simple: confidence. I
"For me, seeing the impact that
came away from this trip confident
Detroit Jewry has made in Israel
that both our Jewish community
crystalizes the fundamental role the
in Metro Detroit and in Israel are
Federation has on the Jewish people.
strong and will remain strong for
I have never felt more proud to be in
years to come. After getting the
Detroit, to be Jewish and to be part
opportunity to speak with the mili-
of the young leadership of the Jewish
tary officer in charge of the entire
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit."
tank battalion, as
Seth Fisher
well as the editor
of Royal Oak:
in chief of Ha'aretz
"Wherever we
newspaper, I am
went — a kibbutz,
confident that the
a kindergarten for
U.S. is supportive
Ethiopian immi-
of Israel protect-
grants, a van for
ing its borders at
homeless teens in
any cost, no matter
Tel Aviv — we'd
who is in office in
run into something
Washington. I am
Detroit's Jewish
further confident
community is doing
that Israel is fully
there. You go to
capable of protect-
see the Kotel (the
ing its borders and
Western Wall) and
will remain a strong
right next to it is
vibrant country. As
an archaeological
for life back home in
park created with
Stephen Weisberg
Metro Detroit, I'm
funding by the late
confident that those
Bill Davidson and
leaders of the older
numerous names
Jewish generations, whose work and
associated with Tamarack villages?'
dedication helped to build this com-
Sara Bloomberg of Birmingham:
munity, will look to NEXTGen and
As a fellow participant said, 'My
be confident about what is to come
favorite parts of the trip were the
for the future of the Metro Detroit
hugs: Ever since he said it, it has
Jewish community?'
stuck with me. Everyone has their
Eric and Bonnie Globerman
moment in Israel and our mission
of West Bloomfield, new to the
family helped everyone through.
community, having moved from
This is what family means, and
this is what community means. I'm
Philadelphia just three years ago:
"Our No. 1 takeaway is the fact that
proud to come back to Detroit a
here are parts of Israel that con-
tinue to rely heavily on the Detroit
Vivian Henoch is editor of
community. The difference that we
make here has a direct impact on the myJewishDetroit at the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
people in Israel."

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