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JNF Central New Jersey Annual Breakfast

May 1, 2013 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Congregation B'nai Israel
160 Millburn Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041
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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 rsvpnj@jnf.org or 973.593.0095 ext. 806.

For more information, contact Lisa Lisser, Senior Campaign Executive, Central New Jersey, at llisser@jnf.org, or 973.593.0095 ext. 821.

 

Contact the New Jersey Region:

Serving: The New Jersey Area

78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
[p] 516-678-6805
[f] 516-593-7243

Joel L. Leibowitz, Executive Director, Central New Jersey
Jocelyn Inglis, Director, Northern New Jersey
Lynn Norton Robins, Director, Southern New Jersey

 

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