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Israel Today with the Honorable Einat Wilf

Danger Zone:  What Regional Turmoil Means for Israel  
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm
Sandler Family Campus
5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach
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Join the CRC and community partners for a “tour d’horizon” of the geopolitical condition of the Middle East and the powers at play as The Honorable Einat Wilf, former member of Knesset discusses what this most recent turmoil means for Israel.   Known as one of Israel’s most articulate representatives on the international stage and a leading intellectual and original thinker on matters of economics, education, foreign policy, Jewish peoplehood and society, Dr. Wilf was born and raised in Israel.  She served as an Intelligence Officer in the Israel Defense Forces before receiving undergraduate degrees in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.    This mother of three kids under the age of four who speaks English with no discernible accent, offers a strong female voice as the first woman expert to take part in the Israel Today series.  For more information on this and other Israel Today Forum events click here or to RSVP, click here.


Tidewater Premier of Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front

Thursday, November 20 at 7:00pm at The Regent University Theater
RSVP by November 19 for this FREE and open to the community event.

Join the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater for the premier of the new film from Jerusalem U, Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front. This full length documentary follows the dramatic transformation of five Israeli paratroopers from high school graduates to defenders of the State of Israel. Looking beyond uniforms, Beneath the Helmet explores the recruits' personal lives, dreams, fears, and dilemmas, revealing the human side of Israel's military and the inspiring young people who make up the IDF.

Click here to watch the trailer and RSVP for this FREE and open to the community event by November 19th. RSVP required, IDs will be checked at the door.  For more information contact SMaslin@ujft.org or 965-6107.

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