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Jewish National Fund-USA Reading Series: A Passion for Israel

Author Mark Werner, son of a Holocaust survivor, is an ardent Zionist seeking a personal way to show support for Israel. Sar-El is an organization that enables thousands of volunteers from all over the world to work in a civilian capacity on Israeli military bases, freeing up IDF Soldiers for more serious duties. Join JNF-USA host Steven Shalowitz as he and Mark discuss his book based on journals kept during his 14 Sar-El stints from 2006 to 2019. Werner describes working through a desert sandstorm, taking refuge in a bomb shelter during a Palestinian missile attack, and more.

Go in depth into his experience with JNF-USA’s Special in Uniform, where he witnessed these youngsters working on IDF bases and saw how much their opportunity to serve meant to them and to their fellow soldiers. Through simple activities – from packing combat gear and medical supplies for the soldiers to filling sandbags and assembling tank antennas – the volunteers work hard to make their contributions to the defense of Israel.

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