FEDERATION, LOCAL JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS COMMEMORATE
ISRAELI SOLDIER’S FIFTH YEAR IN CAPTIVITY ON JUNE 27
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – June 16, 2011 – The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, along with Federation’s partner agencies, local synagogues and other Jewish organizations, will commemorate Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit’s fifth year of captivity on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Palm Beach Synagogue, 120 N. County Road in Palm Beach.
The event will feature Israeli Consul General to Florida and Puerto Rico Ofer Bavly and a video message from Shalit’s father.
On June 25, 2006, a Hamas terrorist group attacked an Israeli tank unit that was guarding a security post in Israel. During the attack, two soldiers were killed, four others wounded and Shalit was abducted. No information has been released on Shalit’s whereabouts or his condition.
The sponsoring organizations include the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico Palm Beach Synagogue, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service, the Arthur I Meyer Jewish Academy, MorseLife, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, Federation’s Jewish Teen Initiative, Golden Lakes Temple, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple Beth Tikvah, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Judea, Temple Torah and the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis.
Call 561-838-9002, ext. 4 to RSVP or email Chen.Amir@JewishPalmBeach.org for more information.