Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Premiere of Iranium! Sell out crowd!

Groups screen debut of film on 

Iran’s nukes

Iranium, a film that examines the international threat posed by a nuclear Iran, premiered on Feb. 8 around the country. About 380 people attended the local screening at the AMC Loews East Hanover theater that night. Danielle Flaum of Millburn, who created the student organization No Nukes for Iran, introduced the film. Bradley Gordon, director of policy and government affairs for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, spoke after the film.
Teen members of No Nukes for Iran — from left, Melisa Rayvid, Alyssa Weinstein, vice president Michelle Brauer, founder and president Danielle Flaum, and Jonathan Pascheles — at the premiere of Iranium. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg

The event was sponsored by No Nukes for Iran and cosponsored by Ahavat Torah-Chabad of Short Hills, American Jewish 
Committee of New Jersey,
 Chai Center of Millburn/Short Hills, Jewish Community Relations
 Council of the Jewish Federation of Central NJ, the Community 
Relations Committee of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ,
 Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex in Caldwell, Michelle and Bruce Berger,
 Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Dist. 21), Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn,
 Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, Eagles’ Wings, 
the Human Rights Institute of Kean University in Union, 
the JCRC of UJA Federation of Northern NJ, Joseph Kushner
 Hebrew Academy, and Stop Iran Now.
In her remarks, Flaum reminded the audience that Honeywell
 International, located in Morristown, continues to do business
 with Iran. She urged people to take some action.
 “Call Honeywell and voice your concern. Write a letter to David Cote, 
CEO and chairman of Honeywell, and tell him that his neighbors in 
New Jersey do not want a New Jersey company to do business in Iran,” 
she said.
Teen members of No Nukes for Iran — from left, Melisa Rayvid, Alyssa Weinstein, vice president Michelle Brauer, founder and president Danielle Flaum, and Jonathan Pascheles — at the premiere of Iranium. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg
Bradley Gordon of AIPAC, center, with No Nukes for Iran’s Jonathan Pascheles and Danielle Flaum.Teen members of No Nukes for Iran — from left, Melisa Rayvid, 
Alyssa Weinstein, vice president Michelle Brauer,
 founder and president Danielle Flaum, and Jonathan Pascheles — 
at the premiere of Iranium. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Film That Iran Does Not Want You To See?

The Film Iran's Leaders Don't Want You to See

Danielle Flaum is a senior at
Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey and the founder and chair ofNo Nukes for Iran

On February 8, 2011, Iranium, a new documentary film addressing the dangers posed by a nuclear Iran to the United States and the international community will be released.

Iranium's nationwide launch event includes premiere screenings at select AMC Theaters and community centers in over 20 cities nationwide including Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, San Antonio, Tucson, and Minneapolis.
The film focuses on educating Americans about the dangers we face if Iran acquires nuclear weapons. Americans must be properly informed if we expect policymakers to enact appropriate policies. We encourage all concerned Americans to attend the film and to educate others about the nature of the Iranian regime and its stated intentions for America and the international community.

I urge you to go to to learn more about the film and to find a showing near your home. To watch the trailer click here.

To purchase a copy of the movie on DVD please email me at This is a great film to show to your youth groups and Hebrew high programs, as well as congregational meetings.

This is the most critical issue facing Israel and the global community, we must continue to arm ourselves with education.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Teens meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Tzippi Livni

New Jersey Jewish Standard


New Jersey teens lead global campaign to prevent a nuclear Iran

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and No Nukes for Iran founder Danielle Flaum and co-president Michelle Brauer met last year at the JCC in Whippany, which began the group’s rise in prominence. COURTESY DANIELLE FLAUM
While the average high school senior is bogged down by college applications and graduation apprehension, 18-year-old Danielle Flaum’s biggest concern is the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Flaum is the founder of No Nukes for Iran, a non-profit group that raises awareness of the threat of a nuclear Iran that has gone from an idea in the mind of a Millburn teenager to a global organization.
“Last year we were just two teenagers sitting in a room trying to inform people about No Nukes and now we’re a credible source,” said Flaum. “People who weren’t as responsive last year will definitely jump on board [now] and take on this issue without being afraid.”
In November, No Nukes launched its campaign globally in front of the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North American in New Orleans, where Flaum spoke and presented a No Nukes pin to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“It’s still sinking in that I met a world leader,” said Flaum. “To see that someone so important to our world is just as concerned about this issue as I am is nice but it’s good that were on the same page; we’re all fighting for peace.”
After Flaum spoke on the panel, No Nukes reached Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil.
“The director for Latin America heard Danielle speak and within a week we had everything translated into Spanish and she’s bringing it to college campuses in those places,” said Flaum’s mother, Nancy Kislin.
It all began in October 2009 when Flaum and a group of her friends decided to start a teen advocacy program. Flaum says that they chose to focus on nuclear Iran because of its importance to Americans and Jews.
“It’s the biggest threat to our generation,” said Flaum. “I have a fierce love of Israel, America, and Jews, and I don’t want to live in a world where I’m afraid of a terrorist attack.”
The group first made car magnets to increase awareness and to urge others to advocate for their cause and spread their message, but progress moved slowly. It was not until a fund-raiser at the Lautenberg Family JCC Aidekman Family Campus in Whippany in December last year that things started to take off. The group handed out magnets and posters at United Jewish Communities of MetroWest’s Super Sunday and caught the eye of Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren.
“I took a magnet and I handed it to him and I said ‘This is something you should care about,’” Flaum said. “And he did.”
Oren began mentioning the group in his speeches about Iran. In March, he invited No Nukes to Capitol Hill, where members spoke with the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Oren’s support, Flaum said, has allowed the group to reach policy-makers and other important people that they otherwise would not have been able to reach as teenagers.
“When he started spreading our message it gave us a confidence booster,” said Michelle Brauer, a 17-year-old junior and co-president of No Nukes for Iran. “We’ve been in contact with him and his son and they have helped us a lot.”
They soon created a website and banners and traveled around to churches and temples in the region. In June, No Nukes attended a press conference in the New Jersey legislature about divesting from Iran, said Flaum. That same month, the organization led a protest against Honeywell International Inc., a major conglomerate based in Morristown that does business in Iran.
“We asked them and pleaded with them to please get out of Iran,” said Flaum. “It’s not helpful for anyone.”
No Nukes hopes to hold another Honeywell protest next spring, Michelle said. The organization also hopes to have a meeting with the U.S. attorney general’s office to discuss Honeywell’s possible violation of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 and have the company pull out of Iran, Flaum said. She also wants to discuss other companies that may be violating the act.
“I think all of the stuff that has come out makes this a really good time to affect different people around here,” said Flaum. “Now that it is really in the news and people are picking up the paper and reading about it, No Nukes has a chance to expand to places are normally would not.”
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A One Minute Update on No Nukes for Iran

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NO NUKES FOR IRAN attends the General Assembly of the Jewish Federation National Association

Please scroll through our photos of the General Assembly.  No Nukes hosted a booth at the exhibit hall and was highlighted throughout the conference.  Over 1,200 buttons were distributed.

Ambassador Michael Oren thanked us for our work during his keynote address while encouraging people to hang a banner in their communities.

We had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzippi Livni.  It was an incredible opportunity.

If your community does not have a banner - now is the time to join this campaign!

No Nukes for Iran story in the Patch

Nice article except for several facts incorrect.  Michelle is a Junior.  No Nukes was started over a year ago.

MHS Seniors Bring No Nukes Message to Israeli Prime Minister

MHS seniors Danielle Flaum, who founded No Nukes For Iran, and Michelle Bauer met him at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America earlier this month.
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Millburn High School senior Danielle Flaum created No Nukes For Iran with the hopes of convincing a local company to cease business operations in Iran. In just six months her initiative has reached the international stage as Jewish community leaders across the U.S., Latin America and Europe are hanging No Nukes banners in synagogues and community centers.
Flaum, along with fellow NNFI member and MHS classmate Michelle Brauer, presented information on the organization at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans the second weekend of November. The pair passed out buttons and told "a lot of people" about NNFI, said Flaum, but it wasn't until Isreali Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren weighed in did Flaum realized how many people were hearing the message.
Oren thanked NNFI during a speech, asking Flaum and Bauer to stand before more than 1,000 leaders of the Jewish community to be recognized for their work.
"It was pretty exciting to hear someone talking about me," says Flaum. "He's a pretty important person and I'm just an 18-year-old girl. It was exciting to get the recognition, because it helps people who had seen our booth take us seriously."
Still excited by Oren's recognition, Flaum was astounded by what happened next. Hours later Oren introduced the girls to Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"We somehow got to meet him and got to give him a button, which was very, very exciting and cool," recounted Flaum, amazement still clear in her voice. It was a brief encounter, but one Flaum will likely never forget.
"We weren't expecting it. I don't think I could've ever expected that in all my life," she said.
After a busy fall preparing for the general assembly, Flaum and fellow NNFI members are now ready to turn their attention back to Honeywell. With the help of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, Flaum is hoping to convince the company to cease all relations in Iran.
"Sen. Menendez went to the U.S. Senate and brought up the issue of Honeywell, and they said Honeywell is currently winding down involvement [in Iran]," said Flaum. "We're currently working on what to do with that statement, how to get them to not just wind down but stop completely."
On Jan. 11, the group will host a viewing of the documentary "Iranium." Guest are welcome to join the group at the AMC Loews in East Hanover where speakers will offer information on the situation in Iran.