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Israeli Soldier Commemoration

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Israeli Soldier Commemoration

Time: June 27, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Palm Beach Synagogue
Street: 120 N. County Road
City/Town: Palm Beach
Event Type: religion, commemoration, israel
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2011

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Event Description



 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 for more information.

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