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Audio: Bob Stark: The Poet Philanthropist

The 13 year old orphan who visited Israel grew up to be a mega-philanthropist for Israel and Jewish causes.
9/5/2014, 7:40 AM

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Bob Stark grew up in Cleveland. At the age of 13, his father died, and his mother sent him on a bar-mitzvah trip to Israel. That summer changed his life.
Now a successful businessman, Bob has dedicated his life to making a difference. He has already transformed the Jewish community of Cleveland by founding a model school, by importing Israelis to run the Torah Mitzion Kollels which he also founded, and by investing in informal education for Jewish youth.
And this is just a fraction of his projects.
Tune in to meet this big-hearted philosopher, whose generosity and wisdom of process-thinking has changed the lives of countless people.

Maybe a bit of his can-do spirit will rub off on you!

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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