Boxer Dustin Fleischer is Heading to Israel this Summer!


When he makes his first trip to Israel this summer, Dustin Fleischer is anticipating “a great cultural journey.” He will be part of an Aug. 10-21 Birthright Israel trip sponsored by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ.

In a June 20 interview with NJ Jewish News, the professional boxer from Monmouth Beach said he expects to have a “spiritual experience” that will further connect him with his heritage as the grandson of a Holocaust survivor whose life and experiences have motivated his boxing career since childhood.

Fleischer said he became interested in traveling to Israel after he attended a recent community Birthright orientation offered by the federation.

He said he was inspired when Lauren Reich, a federation board member, spoke about the federation’s Holocaust Emergency Fund-raising Campaign to restore recently cut services for local survivors.

 

 

ROBERT WIENER, NEW JERSEY JEWISH NEWS

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