Trigger Warning: We discuss suicide in this episode.
Yaakov here, I encourage you to listen to this episode. It's
one of the most powerful episodes I've ever recorded. Aliza is so
Aliza Bulow is the founder and director of Core, an
organization that connects Jewish women and strengthens Jewish
homes and communities. In addition, she travels regularly to offer
guidance, leadership training and strategic planning for Jewish
Outreach organizations and Jewish communities throughout the
Born to activist parents in the 1960’s, Aliza's community building
began early as her upbringing was intensely impacted by her
parents’ deep commitment to the civil rights movement. Her own
activism took root during her early high school years in the fight
for freedom for Soviet Jews. Her passion for Judaism and the Jewish
people then took her to Israel where she studied for 2 years at
Michlelet Bruria and Hebrew University.
With a growing desire to build and contribute, Aliza explored
various avenues to serve the State of Israel and finally chose to
enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces from 1982-1984, during the
first Lebanon war. She served in the Nachal Unit with a
religious group that was dedicated to building communities in the
Land of Israel.
Though her dream was to stay in Israel, her soul mate was in law
school in America. She married Ephraim Bulow after he graduated,
and then they traveled to Russia to visit refusniks before setting
up their own home in Long Beach, NY.
We discuss: being a giyorit, working in the army, raising a
child with autism, life after her son's suicide, her marriage,
starting Core and so much more.
More about CORE here: https://coretorah.org/
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