Month: August 2019

Volunteer in the Spotlight

By Joan Kodish Volunteers for Israel (VFI) is pleased to honor Mark Werner as our very first Volunteer in the Spotlight. Many readers of the VFI’s Volunteer Connection will recognize Mark as the President of the VFI Board. This Renaissance Man is, however, also a family man, a stamp collector, a life-long Zionist, an author, a …

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A VFI FIRST—Volunteers Help Soldiers With English Conversations

By Joan Kodish While the Israeli people celebrated the groundbreaking launch of the space explorer, Bereishit, on route to the moon, Volunteers for Israel was also enjoying an historic first. On a recent Tuesday evening after dinner, a few soldiers and officers began trickling into the moadon, or volunteer lounge. Soon, the room used by the …

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I Remember

By Joan Allyn Kodish I remember with great fondness, my first chance to volunteer in Israel through the aegis of VFI/Sar-El. In fact, I remember with joy each and every one of my volunteer assignments. I remember being on the telephone with my long-time friend, |Sally. On the spur of the moment we decided that we …

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