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Jewish Heritage Sites in Israel

March 20, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a lunch featuring guest speaker Noa Gefen.

As the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS), an esteemed Jewish National Fund partner, Noa Gefen is instrumental in restoring, preserving, and maintaining vital historical and heritage sites throughout Israel.

She is the daughter of the late Yehuda Dekel, z”l, a founder of SPIHS and an esteemed leader of the State of Israel who devoted his life to the development of the Negev. Gefen has followed in her father’s footsteps and has helped raise public awareness and the necessary funds for the preservation of Israel’s many heritage sites.

Under her stewardship, SPIHS undertakes new restoration and preservation projects every year. Some sites include: Ayalon Institute—an underground bullet factory during Mandatory Palestine, Atlit Detention Camp—where the clandestine immigrants from Europe, as well as Arab countries, were detained before the establishment of Israel, Old Nitzanim-Women of Valor Center, and Yellin House.

RSVP by March 15th to Leslie Held : 904-886-8429 or lheld@rivergarden.org


March 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Cohen Auditorium on the River Garden Campus
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