Gaza Border Crisis: The Trauma, The Damage, The Needs - MidAtlantic

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Monday August 27, 2018


Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Lerner Family Upper School Campus, 11710 Hunters Lane, Rockville, MD 20852

6:30 pm Registration

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Program

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Coffee and Desserts


Join us to meet a mother, a young pioneer, and a farmer - residents of Gaza border communities - who will share their personal stories of living under attack, with hundreds of incendiary kites, balloons, and rockets steadily raining down on them. Hear about the needs in their communities and the issues they face on the ground: their experiences running to bomb shelters and sleeping in safe rooms, their fears of a ruined economy, the ecological disaster, and their challenges dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - both their children's as well as their own. 


Also hear from Dr. Jeffrey Ellenbogen, a Baltimore physician and volunteer firefighter who has just returned from Israel fighting fires on the Gaza border.


Free bus transportation from Baltimore will be provided.


Please note that for security purposes, government-issued photo identification will be required for entry. All bags are subject to search and absolutely no backpacks or large bags will be allowed.

Event Co-Chairs

Dr. Robert Keehn
Gary Kushner
Bill Rosenbluth
Orly Shalem

More Information

Stuart Diamant-Cohen
[email protected], 301.589.8565 x841


Community Partners


Development Corporation for Israel