About Our Event
As an integral Women for Israel supporter, you’re invited to the first in a special series of fun, engaging, and informative virtual meetings that connect Jewish National Fund’s life-enhancing work in Israel with topics relevant to busy women in Arizona. This series aims to bolster a shared love of the Jewish homeland and women’s philanthropic leadership.
Join us on May 7 for a captivating discussion with Naftali Aklum, whose brother’s story is the inspiration for The Red Sea Diving Resort. The film is based on the events of Operation Moses in which Ethiopian Jews were covertly moved from refugee camps in Sudan to Israel during the 1980’s.
All gifts made through May 31 will be matched up to $1 million.
Director of Educational Programs, Branco Weiss institute
Naftali Aklum was born in Ethiopia in 1979, the youngest of 12 siblings. His parents were among the first to make aliyah (immigration to Israel) via Sudan. His brother Ferede, the first Ethiopian Jew to make the journey to Jerusalem via Sudan, wrote a letter requesting assistance to make aliyah, which found its way to Prime Minister Menachem Begin. This set in motion the remarkable secret operation known as “Operation Moses.”
Judy Bassett & Pam Meyer
Audrey Lewis, Senior Campaign Executive, Arizona
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