Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will present the former Mossad agent and expert in the field of Israeli spy operations, Avner Avraham, on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. As a Guest Speaker who will be live streaming from Israel. Open to the entire community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the live streaming link. This film is sponsored by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeast New York.
Avner will be sharing about the extraordinary Mossad mission, Operation Finale, which involved the capture of Nazi war criminal and architect, Adolf Eichmann. Avner describes Eichmann as, “The machine; he was the one responsible for the schedule of how to send all the Jews to death, how to manage all the trains…he’s also known as the one who came to Hungary and sent most of the Jews to death.” On May 11, 2020 marked the 60th anniversary of his capture.
When Avner was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Mossad, he uncovered artifacts such as the fake passport used to secretly transport Eichmann out of Argentina and original letters alerting authorities that Eichmann was hiding under a false identity. Avner felt compelled to share this real-life incredible story of great evil being taken down with the public. He received worldwide recognition for his museum exhibit, “Operation Finale – The Capture of Adolf Eichmann,” which featured the famous glass booth that shielded Eichmann from getting shot at while being questioned at his globally televised trial. Avner was subsequently hired as the chief Mossad key consultant for the MGM movie, Operation Finale, starring Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac. Avner is in-demand for his fascinating insights into this rich chapter of Jewish history and engaging anecdotes on his time as real-life spy.
Avner is also the CEO and producer of Mossad Coins, a company which creates coins with detailed pictures that vividly bring to life stories about dangerous Mossad humanitarian missions. He produced his first coin last year to commemorate Operation Finale. Avner will be donating one coin to Congregation Shaara Tfille, and one will be given to the person who answers questions relating to the mission correctly during the Question and Answer session. For more information on Mossad Coins: https://www.mossadcoins.com
As founder and chairman of Spy Legends, an international speaker’s agency specializing in espionage, intelligence and security, Avner has many fascinating stories to tell relating to a secretive and mysterious world usually only shown in the movies. For more information on Spy Legends: https://www.spylegends.com
Congregation Shaara Tfille is an egalitarian Conservative congregation that welcomes all Jews, inter-faith families and the LGBTQ community. The Synagogue is a warm and welcoming spiritual home. They hold Monday and Thursday morning services at 7:30 a.m., every third Friday they enjoy Family Shabbat evening services at 7:30 p.m. and each Saturday they have Shabbat morning services at 10 a.m. all led by Rabbi Boaz Marmon. In addition to the religious program, the Congregation offers a Hebrew School, Adult Education, Men’s Club, Sisterhood, programs, events, activities, concerts and films.
Sponsor: This film is sponsored by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeast New York.