20 years since Rabin’s Assassination:  Challenges and hope

November 1st at 7:00pm at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria (3636 Shelbourne Street)

The United Jewish Appeal Campaign Speaker Event, featuring our special guest from Israel, Gilad Perry (Dror Israel, Kibbutz Eshbal)

Gilad Perry was present at the peace rally at which Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated and it became a turning point in his life. As a co-founder of Dror Israel, Gilad Perry has sought a deeper understanding of the steps Israel needs to take towards becoming Theodor Herzl’s “exemplary society”. But some problematic symptoms have grown in Israel: hatred between different groups in society, a crumbling social safety net, increasing inequality between rich and poor…

Join us to hear Gilad speak about Yizhak Rabin’s legacy, the challenges facing Israel today and to hear about this exciting new movement and the partnership that the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island is entering into with Dror Israel, to help at-risk youth through an inclusive after-school program in Haifa.

There is no charge for this event, although donations gratefully accepted.

Refreshments will be served.