Numerous women and girls participated in a special evening
devoted to the prevention of assimilation. Aptly named, "It
Won't Happen to Me," the inspiring program, organized by the
Midrashot leNaarot network of Lev L'Achim, was held in
The main speaker was HaRav Yitzchok Peretz, chief rabbi of
Ra'anana, whose fascinating speech on the role of women in
Judaism aroused a great deal of interest and strengthened
the many participants.
The evening was one of a series of informational programs
held by Lev L'Achim in places throughout the country, mainly
in towns with both Jewish and non-Jewish populations. The
Midrashot leNaarot network had received information about
many cases in which a lack of knowledge and wariness led to
terrible tragedies. A similar program will take place next
week in the Tel Aviv Yad Eliyahu neighborhood.
The evening was supposed to take place in the local Yad
leBonim hall which had been reserved. However, it was held
in the hall of Lechu Neranena, a nearby synagogue, after Yad
leBonim canceled the reservation; suddenly notifying the
organizers that the hall had already been rented out for
This claim was proven incorrect when no other event took
place there that evening. Local secular elements apparently
pressured Yad leBonim not to allow Lev L'Achim to hold their
evening in the facility.
At the end of the program, many girls and young women
expressed an interest in involvement in the activities of
Ra'anana's Midrashot leNaarot.