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.