Archives for June 2012

DJ Or Tregger Joins AZM at the Celebrate Israel Parade!

The American Zionist Movement gathered with friends and supporters to demonstrate solidarity at the Celebrate Israel Day Parade on Sunday, June 3rd. The spirit of Israel was evident through plentiful cheers, waving Israeli flags, decorated floats, and an enthusiastic crowd of over 30,000.

AZM followers marched alongside a unique float with a slogan that read “Unleash Your Inner Zionism”. Children, young leaders, and adults of all ages were dancing and singing to the sound of Israeli tunes provided by one of Israel’s finest and most talented, DJ Or Tregger.  The crowds on the sidelines were filled with excitement as AZM/WZO tote bags and chocolate “Herzl’s” were distributed.

“This was the best parade ever thanks to AZM… the float was so cool, I better be invited back next year”, said a 10 year old marcher named Tomer. His positive approach reflected the overall mind-set of this beautiful day. “Nothing stopped our spirit, not even being rained down”, said Jeremy a Young Leader involved with ViZionYLD.

Happy 64th Birthday Israel… till next year!

*ViZionYLD is AZM’s Young Leadership Division.

Purim 2012 Brings Gifts and Goodies Front-line Soldiers and Children

The 2012 Purim Connection was another stunning success with lots of thank yous coming in from across Israel.

AZM with help from AMIT, Mercaz,  and many individuals and synagogues across the country brought Purim joy to schools in Kiryat Malachi, soldiers in the front line units across the country, and to many Lone Soldiers (IDF soldiers who serve without the support of their families.)

 

An important part of our Purim Connection is the role that young Jews studying or volunteering in Israel play in the packaging and delivery of the Purim mishloach manot. This year’s volunteers from Magshimey Herut, Habonim-Dror and the kibbutz ulpan program were all on extended stays in Israel as part of  MASA Israel Journey programs.  Among the volunteers to AZM’s Purim Connection were: Raphael Falk,  Andrew DuFour,  Benjamin Scholom, Brett Godette, Yossi Cohen,  Izzy Eisen,  and Eugene Kikoin.

One of the Lone Soldiers, Gidi, who received an AZM Purim package posted on the Kehillat Netzach’s Facebook Page, expressing his happiness and gratitude. When you see comments like these you know how important it is to participate in these programs:

 

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