Events

Exhibitions from Israel: Yad Vashem, IsraAid and the IDF

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Exhibits from Israel

In acknowledgment of the State of Maryland’s respect and appreciation for the State of Israel, the Maryland-Israel Sister State Committee will be presenting a pair of exhibits from Israel at the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland, during the period of January 10 – February 10, 2020.

Exhibits

The first exhibition features photographs taken by the American photographer Norman Gershman and personal rescue stories of Muslim-Albanian families who saved Jews and were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

The companion exhibit is a selection of images and stories documenting recent rescue and relief efforts performed by Israel for communities suffering around the world due to natural disasters. Photos and resources are provided by IsraAid, the Israel Trauma Center and the Israel Defense Forces.

Objective

Throughout the month that the exhibits are available, the Committee will schedule groups from schools, synagogue, interfaith associations and other institutions to tour the exhibits and attend short lectures about the exhibits’ subject topics. Tours and lectures will be conducted by Marlene Yahalom, Director for Education at the American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV), and periodically by fellows from the IsraAid agency.

Reception on January 23, 2019, we will host over 100 guests at the Bender JCC for wine, dessert and heavy hors d’oeuvres. In addition to abbreviated presentations by ASYV and IsraAid, remarks will be provided by the Maryland Secretary of State and official representation from the Embassy of Israel, one of the sponsors of the exhibits and the event.

Registration

To make a reservation for the reception or a guided tour, please contact sisterstates@mdisrael.org. Note that space is limited for the reception.

Cost: No Charge

Register: Visit Website

For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Randy Morgan
703-928-0746

Location

Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Exhibitions from Israel: Yad Vashem, IsraAid and the IDF
Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852