Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Join Us for a Talk on Religion and State in Israel

Come join us this Sunday, November 11th at 10:00 AM in the Congregation Adas Emuno Social Hall for a special Adult Education event featuring guest speaker Avinoam Segal-Elad. 

Avinoam Segal-Elad is the Director of the Center for Israel Engagement, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, and an experienced attorney who has practiced in Israel's Supreme Court.  He will speak about Religion and State in Israel and the Israeli legal system, and discuss recent cases in the Israel Supreme Court, particularly those brought by the Reform Movement.

Avinoam was born in Jerusalem and grew up there. He is married and a proud father of two boys and a girl.

After graduating high school, he was drafted to the IDF–Israeli Defense Force–and volunteered to serve in a special anti-tank unit in the paratrooper’s brigade, as a soldier and late on as an officer.

Avinoam graduated Law Scholl at Haifa University and got his Master’s degree in public and international law through Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University. He worked for the past six years in the Israeli general attorney’s office arguing cases in Israel’s Supreme Court, representing Israel’s government.

Avinoam currently works at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey as the Israeli Shaliach (emissary) and the Director of the Center for Israel Engagement.  He plays the piano, loves singing and is a long distance runner.

Sponsored by the Adas Emuno Adult Education Committee.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

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