The Community Relations Council is the public affairs arm of the organized Tidewater Jewish community. It represents the area synagogues and Jewish agencies on issues impacting the rights and protection of Jews as individuals and as a community. The CRC works to educate the community on public affairs issues and translates these issues into community action with the greater community, public officials, other faith and ethnic communities and the media.
Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front
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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.
Israel Today with Mark Dubowitz
Terror from Tehran: Iran as an International Threat
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Expert on sanctions & Iran’s nuclear program
Former technology executive & venture capitalist
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Mark Dubowitz is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, nonproliferation, and countering electronic repression. Dubowitz is an expert on sanctions and has testified before Congress and advised the U.S. administration, Congress, and numerous foreign governments on Iran sanctions issues. He is the co-author of five confidential reports on economic sanctions against Iran provided by FDD to the U.S. government and four public reports. Dubowitz is also a co-chair of the Project on U.S. Middle East Nonproliferation Strategy, a nonpartisan project co-chaired by five nonproliferation and sanctions experts, which produced a 2013 report on U.S. Nonproliferation Strategy for the Changing Middle East. Dubowitz is a senior research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where he teaches a graduate course and conducts research on international negotiations, economic sanctions, and Iran’s nuclear program. Before joining Foundation for Defense of Democracies in 2003, Mark worked in venture capital, technology management and law. He holds a masters degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, and law and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto. Speaking in Tidewater just days after the extension for negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 expire, looking beyond the headlines, Dubowitz will offer an insiders’ look at the talks, the outcome and the global implications of a nuclear Iran.