Waving a Banner for altruism

At 33, Asaf Banner has already founded three leading Jerusalem-based nonprofits.

January 27, 2011 17:13
The core of Judaism according to Asaf Banner.

asaf banner_521. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

For Asaf Banner, helping other people is simply in his genes. Growing up with a mother in social work and school counseling, he just couldn’t help but head in a similar direction after his army service.

“As a religious person, there are two parts of me practicing. One is what happens between me and God,” the 33-year-old Jerusalemite tells In Jerusalem. “The other 50 percent is what do I do for the community. I think that Zionism today is much to do with how can we make Israel a state worth living in and worth being the only Jewish state in the world. There’s a lot to change.”


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