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Interest Group Presentation: IDF 101
January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for our next Interest Group program on Thursday, January 23 at 10:30am as Hadas Levy, the Israeli Shlicha (emissary) for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, visits us to present, “IDF 101”.
Ever wonder what the term “people’s army” means or what is the color of the paratroopers beret? Hadas will answer all the questions that you’ve ever had about IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and will share her personal IDF experience. The Israel Defense Forces is the military of the State of Israel. Its activities are subject to the authority of the democratic civil government of Israel. The purpose of the IDF is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to foil attempts by its enemies to disrupt the normal life within it.
Hadas was born in Haifa, Israel, and grew up in a small town in Yzrael Valley. She served the IDF as an educational officer in the Lebanon border, teaching the soldiers about the importance and meaning of IDF’s mission in the northern border, along with Israel’s history. After her army service she joined the Jewish agency Summer Shlichim program in North America, where she spent her summer making connections between Israel and American youth. After finishing her BA in education and Israel state studies, and working for non-profits in Israel, Hadas decided to move to Houston in the hope that she will deepen the connections between Israel and The Houston Jewish Community.
To sign up for this program, please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.