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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-09-19

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Cfiai I Advertorial

Get to Know Your Local

What we do:

Our goal at Zionist Organization of America
(ZOA)-Michigan Region is to promote education,
awareness, and support for Israel and Jewish
causes in communities, schools and colleges
throughout Michigan.

LOA Chapter!

79th Annual Balfour

Join us in honoring Janice and Martin
Stoneman and the memory of the late
Donald E. Van Curler, community leaders,

Why we do it:

activists and lifelong supporters of Israel.

November 10, 2013, at 7 p.m.,
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Today, anti-Israel sentiment is spreading in the
media and academia. Anti-Israel groups are well-
funded and well-organized, and they specialize in
persuading Jewish and non-Jewish people of all
ages to turn against Israel.
As supporters of Israel, we realize Jewish teens
and young adults are in danger of losing their
Jewish identities including their cultural and
spiritual connections to Israel.

How we do it:

• ZOA-MI Israel Education Scholarship Program

This program for high school students brings
teens together to learn about Israel's history,
Jewish heritage and how to advocate for
Program participants are eligible to apply
for a special ZOA-MI scholarship to help fund
an Israel experience.

ZOA community event

Director Kobi Erez with students at a
ZOA university program

• Advocacy on College and University

We've formed partnerships with young lead-
ers at several of Michigan's college campuses
including the University of Michigan, Michigan
State University and Wayne State University.
Through jointly sponsored debates, rallies
and educational programs, we strive to raise
awareness and combat anti-Israel sentiment.
Contact us at www.mizoa.org to bring a pro-
gram to your school.

Director Kobi Erez debating U of M's J-
Outreach to high school students
Street representative in front of students

Don't forget to check out our new website:


• Our Community-Wide Events

ZOA-MI hosts a number of community-wide
programs each year. Our events focus on Israel
and Jewish political and cultural education.
We've hosted lectures and discussions
given by writers, politicians, professors and
even former terrorists! We also show relevant
documentaries to educate the community.
Please visit www.mizoa.org for details about
our upcoming events.

• Publications

We share our expertise on current issues
facing Israel and American Jewry through pub-
lished op-eds, interviews, our weekly newslet-
ter and updates on our Facebook page.

• Get Involved!

Join our board or leadership committees.

ZOA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
Michigan Region

(248) 661-6000 • kobi@mizoa.org


e are now
donations for
our scholarship
program and other
initiatives for
2013-2014. You can
donate through our
website, by phone
or by sending a check to ZOA-MI, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield,
MI 48322. We appreciate your generous support!


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