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Judy Shereck

I grew up in a totally unaffiliated home. I knew that I was Jewish, but that was it.

When I was fifteen, a friend invited me to come to a meeting of a new group being organized. That group was Junior Hadassah. While I was there, I learned so much that I had not known.

I was part of a large family--the Jewish people and I had a connection to a land--Israel. I began to study that day. I wanted to learn more and more. MY life was totally changed that day. I became very active in Junior Hadassah.

When I married and had children, I raised them very differently. They lived in a Zionist home. They attended Young Judaea and we went to Israel as a family. My children knew that Israel was very important and if they wanted me to buy something, they would tell me it was made in Israel. If they wanted to see a movie, they would tell me that it was filmed in Israel. I am a committed Zionist as are my husband and children. I am a member of the National Board of Hadassah. It all started with someone inviting me to a meeting.

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