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Israel Today. Diversity.Ishmael Khaldi
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Ishmael Khaldi is a Bedouin Israeli who holds the distinction of being the first Bedouin appointed as a diplomat in Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Since that historic occasion in 2004, Khaldi has continued to represent his homeland: in San Francisco as Israel’s Deputy Consul General, in Jerusalem as Policy Advisor to the Foreign Minister, and now in London as Counselor for Civil Society Affairs at the Embassy of Israel. Author of the 2010 memoir A Shepherd’s Journey, Khaldi is a patriot and ardent supporter of Israel who served with the Israeli Defense Forces and the Israeli Police. He brings a unique and honest perspective to diversity in Israel today.
Free and open to the community at the Simon Family JCC on the Sandler Family Campus. Click here to RSVP.
Learn more about the Israel Today Series.
Genetics Screening ProgramMaimonides Society has partnered with Jewish Family Services to host a Genetics Screening Program Sunday, December 15 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the JCC.
- We are still in need of about 5-6 RN’s, phlebotomists, or med techs (anyone licensed or certified to draw blood).
- We are looking for 10 more volunteers to do check-in and also be floaters to help with collecting the tubes once blood is drawn in the collection/packaging area.
- 9:45 am- 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm- 3 pm
- Lunch will be provided
Thank you to Physicians Sales & Services and Sentara Leigh Hospital for donating all of the medical supplies for the screening.
Contact Betty Ann Levin 321-2244, Sue Gitlin at 446-7168 or Risa Levitt at 965-6124 and they will help your staff with arrangements.
Community Mission to IsraelMark Your Calendar! Space is Limited. Itinerary now under construction. Pricing to follow. Contact Amy Zelenka ASAP if you are interested! Azelenka@ujft.org or 965-6139.
June 18 - 28 2014
Helping Israelis with Disabilities
The Women's Cabinet of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater hosted a special guest, Avital Sandler-Loeff at its Spring Luncheon, May 9, 2013. Avital is the Director of Israel Unlimited, a partnership of JDC, the Israeli Government and the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Watch the video here.