Monday, September 26, 2022

To the Editor:

Thank you very much for writing the article about my bat mitzvah project. Thanks to your article I have had donations come one from Monsey, Houston, Los Angeles and Teaneck. I could not have reached over 50% of my goal in just one week without your assistance. I also want to correct one fact—I placed fifth in the U.S. Chidon and not in Israel. Thanks again,

Tehila Kornwasser

To the Editor:

It was lovely to read your latest edition of the Link this past Shabbos. It covers world as well as local news and activities nicely.

I would like to highlight the participation of a local couple, Ilan and Dina, in the Nefesh B’Nefesh Wedding Challenge which you discussed on page nine in the column titled, “Aliyah Buzz: Ancient Dreams and Modern Means.” Ilan and Dina were both born and raised in Bergen County and a product of the yeshivas here—Moriah, Yavneh, Frisch and Maayonot—which instilled in them their Zionistic spirit. Ilan is the beloved Youth Director at Arzei Darom in Teaneck, and Dina teaches music to private students throughout Bergen County. They are juggling so much now, planning their July wedding, finals, graduation from YU and their aliyah. If they win this contest, they will receive a $10,000 grant towards their aliyah, which would be incredible for them as they begin their lives together in Israel. Another reason they chose to be involved in this contest, aside from winning, is to inspire others to make aliyah, especially their families. They are currently in third place and have received thousands of votes from friends and loved ones around the world, however, they need everyone to vote for them now to put them over the top. To vote them, please go to www.thisismyisrael.com/Contests/WG and click on Dina and Ilan! Together, we can make their dream come true. Thank you! A Very Proud Jewish Mother

To the Editor:

We are looking for five teenagers, ages 13-18 who would like to participate in the Korczak Camp in Poland from July 15th – July 23rd. They will experience the ending of the senior camp (for young people 14-18 years old) and the beginning of the junior camp (for young people 10-13 years old).

We hope that American teens will be able to “catch Korczak’s bug” and will bring Korczak’s ideas to their schools, community centers, camps and after school programs. After spending time at the Korczak’s Camp, we will travel together to Caux, Switzerland to participate in the international conference “Children as actors for transforming society,” sponsored by International Initiatives for Change from July 24th to July 30th. .

Please contact me at shiningmtnny_aol.com before June 7th if you know young people who are interested in participating. If you work with or for the benefit of young people, please contact me as soon as you can.

The International Korczak Association is also looking for funders who will help cover our travel expenses in Europe, to Poland, Germany and Switzerland.

Again, our email address is shiningmtnny_aol.com.

Mariola Strahlberg
for the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA

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