Stanley and Gail Greenfield have been working hard promoting
Sar-El to potential volunteers in the U.S.A.
Sar-Elnik Runs For Congress
Sar-Elnik Brian Mast is running for the US Congress as a Republican in Florida’s 19th Congressional District.Click here: http://www.timesofisrael.com/pro-israel-us-army-vet-runs-for-congress-on-prosthetic-legs/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=e5e4309f30-2016_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-e5e4309f30-54402713
Malka Hits The Headlines!
Veteran Sar-Elnik Malka Levy made it into her local paper when Israeli soldiers came to visit. The visit was arranged by Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Sar-Elnik Offers Tips On Learning Hebrew
Sar-Elnik Daniel Pomerantz recently put pen to paper to offer advice about learning Hebrew. Take a look at his article here: http://blogs.timesofisrael.
In addition to serving in Sar-El, Pomerantz is the CEO of Playboy Israel, a business attorney, political analyst and recent ‘oleh’ to Israel.
Sar-Elnik Publishes New Book
Sar-Elnik, Israeli reserve soldier, and Hollywood screenwriter Dan Gordon has published a new book called “Day of the Dead.” Speaking in California, Gordon also warned Americans about the dangers of the US deal with Iran. Take a look at Dan’s address*:
(*The opinions expressed in this video in no way reflect those of the Sar-El organization.)
Sar-Elnik Obtains Doctorate
Sittig also ran internships at the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv and at the Magen David Adom ambulance service in Beersheva.
Photo: Anat van Weegberg
Run Paul, Run!
Sar-El volunteer Paul Borsuk is doing a “Forest Gump” run across the USA. Follow his blog that details the highs and lows of his trip: https://coasttocoastrun.wordpress.com/
Sar-Elniks Meet in Nevada
NEVADA REUNION of Sar-El volunteers, November 2013. Some of the alumni volunteered in 1984. Everyone told humorous stories of their times on IDF bases over the past 30 years and all compared IDF food, work, and accommodations.
Following the event, the Las Vegas Valley Jewish Federation president and the Israeli Shaliach announced that VFI (Sar-El) volunteers will be honored at the next Jewish Federation Annual Board Meeting where each will be awarded Certificates of Appreciation from the Jewish community for service to Israel.
Pictured above right: Dr. Jeffrey S. Kaiser, VFI Regional Manager for the State of Nevada and Diane S. Kaiser, a VFI-Nevada Ambassador.
Sar-Elnik Makes Aliyah
Congratulations to Mark Beytas who recently made Aliyah and is now living in Israel.
Pictured: Mark (on left) during his Sar-El service.
Sar-El’s Uk representative Jennie Goldstone presents the Sar-El version of Frank Sinatra’s classic song ‘My Way.”
(Sung to the tune of MY WAY)
*With apologies to Frank Sinatra, Neil Sedaka and poets everywhere
And now, the end is near
And so we face the final breakfast
We came, we had no fear
Our friends at home think we are reckless
We did what we had to do
And may I say, not in a poor way
And more, much more than this,
We did it your way.
Problems, we had a few
The rooms were …..hot? There was some tension
And when we went to the loo
NO TOILET PAPER
I have to mention
But our madrichot planned the weeks so full
And may I say, in such a fair way
And so we followed thru
And did it their way.
Yes there were things I could reveal,
But you’d grow restless with my spiel
We very rarely had a doubt
And when we did, we spit it out
We all stood firm, because we’re proud,
To do it your way.
Our volunteers from far and wide
They gave their all
There was no kvetching (almost)
The madrichot, their evening gigs
They did so well and looked so fetching
And ask each mitnedev,to give it up
Call it a day-ay
Oh no, they all said no
And did it their way.
The first Sunday night, we all wore greens
By Monday we, were packed in like sardines
Together we all worked as one
Until the jobs we got were done
If Israel needs, we’ll do good deeds
But do it our way.
We’ve packed and cleaned and screwed
(You should pardon the expression)
We did it all, as we’re directed
And as each project grew, from A to Z
Our skills perfected
At first we were too slow, and then too fast,
We were dissected
But even with no pay
We did it our way
Three meals a day, both cooked and raw
Accommodation like you never saw
The clothes couture, and all in green,
At crack of dawn we were so keen
To jump in the shower
It gave us power
To do it our way.
We’ve cheered, we’ve sobbed and cursed
We’ve had it rough, but we’ve a new wish
To know, as each day ends
We’ve done our stuff, we’ve not been foolish
Because we are Sar-El we have to say
There is no shy way
Oh yes, we did our best
On Sar-El’s highway.
For what is Sar-El without a team?
It’s like a sleep without a dream
Our lives enriched that is the key
To keep Eretz both safe and free
The record shows, we’ll beat our foes
AND DO IT OUR WAY.