Modern Terrorism in the Levant

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Monday, September 17 at 7 pm – The Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island (JFVVI) will present a talk “Modern Terrorism in the Levant” by Victoria native Michael Starr (Masters Student in Counter-Terrorism Studies at the Interdisciplinary Centre at Herzliya, Israel) on Monday, September 17 at 7 pm at the Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne Street. This event is the launch of the annual United Jewish Appeal fundraising campaign.

Michael Starr is a former IDF soldier and graduate of the Argov Fellows program at the Inter Disciplinary Centre (IDC) in Herzliya. Originally from Toronto, Michael spent much of his youth in Victoria. He moved to Israel in 2009 to enlist in the IDF, serving three years. He volunteers with Reservists on Duty, a group of former soldiers seeking to educate about the complexities, moral challenges, and perseverance of the IDF’s soldiers in the Levantine conflicts. Michael will be beginning his Masters studies in counter-terrorism at IDC Herzliya this Fall.

This is a free event. There will be refreshments after the talk, and a chance to meet your Federation Board and learn about the important work in which the Jewish Federation engages.

HAPPY CHANUKAH from the United Jewish Appeal

As we commemorate the rededication of the Temple and light candles this week, may you all enjoy the celebrations with family and friends at home and in the community.

Our Island campaign is still on and if you wish a tax receipt for this year, donations will be accepted until December 31.


If you have already done so, we thank you.

Please continue to be part of Jewish life here, in Israel and in the world.

In appreciation,

Morris Bleviss and Janna Ginsberg Bleviss,
Campaign Co-chairs.