JNF Central New Jersey Annual Breakfast
May 1, 2013 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Congregation B'nai Israel
Speaker: Yedidya Harush
21s Century Pioneers: Developing Communities in the Negev
Guest Speaker: Yedidya Harush
Yedidya Harush, JNF-Halutza liaison, was born and raised in the community of Atzmona in Gush Katif. Yedidya’s family relocated to Halutza after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005. He was recruited to play basketball in New Jersey for the last two years of high school. After graduation, he was offered college scholarships, which he did not accept. Instead, he returned to Israel and joined an elite Paratrooper Brigade.
Located in the northwest Negev on Israel’s borders with Egypt and Gaza, Halutza was founded in 2005 by a small group of families evacuated from the Gush Katif communities of Atzmona and Netzarim during Israel’s disengagement from Gaza. This remote corner of the desert, which had never been inhabited or farmed, is now a rapidly expanding agricultural region, which is attracting new residents from throughout Israel.
Event Co-Chairs: Alyssa Russo and Dan Richter
Open to the entire community • No cost to attend • Dietary laws observed
Please RSVP by April 24 to Tiffani James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.593.0095 ext. 806.
For more information, contact Lisa Lisser, Senior Campaign Executive, Central New Jersey, at email@example.com, or 973.593.0095 ext. 821.