Local Special-Needs Jewish Hero Asks for the Community’s Votes in Online Contest...

May 1, 2014 by

Zack Pollack, 20, is a member of the Passaic-Jewish community. A quadriplegic from birth as the result of cerebral palsy, he is nevertheless a popular motivational speaker who has inspired students in both Jewish and secular schools. Last month, Mr. Pollack was entered into the National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest, a national online competition. The more online votes he receives, the better his chances to win a new wheelchair van. Voting has already begun and will conclude on May 9. Speaking Out There is no doubt that Mr. Pollack fits the profile of a local hero who has no intention of allowing any disabilities to prevent him from achieving his goals, which include speaking out to help special-needs and normally developing youngsters become all that they can be. In spite of his...

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Urgent Action Alert – The BIG Day-November 30th– is Approaching Fast!...

May 21, 2011 by

On Tuesday, November 30, anti-Israel activists in New York City plan to demonstrate and call for boycotts of stores that sell Israeli products. The pro-Israel, pro-peace community urges you to join a counter campaign. We are making November 30 a BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day. Visit this website: www.BuyIsraelGoods.org —  The website includes a locator so that you can find stores in your area that carry Israeli products.  On Tuesday, November 30, anti-Israel activists in New York City plan to demonstrate and call for boycotts of stores that sell Israeli products.  Their target is Ricky’s because it carries Ahava goods.  But this action in New York is just one of many.  Boycotters have been energetically lobbying other stores across the country to drop Israeli products, from local co-ops to Costco andTrader Joe’s. The pro-Israel, pro-peace...

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A Golden Opportunity

Mar 2, 2011 by

Come with your family and friends on the April 6, 2011 NORPAC Mission to Washington by calling 201-788-5133 or registering here. There are few Holocaust survivors left that can turn the opinion of the most dogmatic legislator. The mantle of responsibility is now upon us to be proactive as we have always needed and will continually need to be.  I recall my mother speaking with Senator Jack Reed in Washington during one of the NORPAC missions. Her family was from the Tarnopol area of Poland. She told him, “I remember my father read Mein Kemp and he realized the danger that Hitler represented”. Unfortunately the sudden Blitzkrieg of Poland overwhelmed even those who meant to prepare for it and we lost most of our family. “I fear that Ahmadinijad means to do the same”, she...

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