I remember clearly, convincing my mother to buy Ovaltine so I could cut out the seal, become a Secret Squadron member and claim my secret decoder ring. They promised that joining Captain Midnight’s Secret Squadron would allow me to unlock the mysteries of the universe. They promised that my ring would provide all the tools that, when utilized, would transform the world. I waited anxiously for the secrets to be revealed. I would have vast knowledge at my fingertips. Perhaps I would get a call from Captain Midnight when he needed my help. I was a member. I was ready.
It took a few weeks and many glasses of Ovaltine but one day, the ring came. The secret messages were less than riveting. More often than not they were “Remember to buy Ovaltine”. Captain Midnight never did call but I was the first among my friends to get the ring and I wore it quite proudly. When at school I would look to see who else was a member of the Secret Squadron and we would flash each other secret smiles as we held up our rings. We were “in the know” we belonged.
Captain Midnight is no longer on television and I have somehow lost that first treasure but what did stay with me was the inherent value of membership, being a part of something bigger than myself. That ring did unlock a secret–I learned that there is great strength in numbers! That being a member of something enlarges your circle, gives you a network and that network is something of great worth.
Ameinu isn’t offering a secret decoder ring with your membership but we do help decode the mysteries of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. As a recipient of Ameinu’s E- newsletters you will be able to read and then use the timely articles, background pieces and insightful analysis to help unravel the forces that affect Israel and the Jewish world. You too will be in the know and you will belong.
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It is no secret that Ameinu’s strength lies in its membership. The fact is that Ameinu remains the largest progressive Zionist membership organization in the United States. Ameinu is growing with Ameinu Canada and Ameinu Australia, following our model to build a progressive Zionist Membership Organization. When Ameinu issues a statement, it is understood that we are not just an office in New York. Our thousands upon thousands of members stand behind Ameinu. And one of them is you!
Ameinu speaks in your voice. Ameinu defends progressive Zionist ideals, social justice and civil society and we do so because you are Ameinu.
Please click here to become a member and to show your support for our shared vision of Israel at a time when Israel needs us the most. Please consider joining at the Sustaining Level to further our ability to make a difference.
As a Sustaining Member you will be invited to exclusive conference call briefings. They may not be as exciting as my old Secret Decoder Ring but they will provide you with the knowledge and background to explain with conviction and clarity many of the challenges both internal and external that Israel faces.
Chief Operating Officer