From Remembrance to Independence
Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha’Atzmaut
Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Ohef Sholom Temple
Honoring the transition that takes place in Israel as Yom Hazikaron, a somber day of reflection ends at sundown, giving way to Yom Ha’atzmaut’s celebration, Ambassador Ido Aharoni will emphasize the lasting tie between the sacrifice of the fallen and the continued existence of a vibrant and dynamic nation.
A public diplomacy specialist and founder of the Brand Israel Group, an independent group of marketing and branding specialists tasked with highlighting Israel’s relative advantages and increasing its relevance, Aharoni is a member of the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide. Following a career with Israel’s Foreign service, having been Israel’s longest-serving consul-general in New York and the tristate area, he is now the Global Distinguished Professor at New York University’s School of International Relations.
This event is presented by the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC, along with community partners.
For more information on the Israel Today series and to RSVP to this free and open to the community event, visit www.JewishVA.org/IsraelToday. Ohef Sholom Temple is located at 530 Raleigh Avenue in Norfolk.