Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs is delighted to invite you to join them in a riveting presentation from Founder and Commander of Israeli Defense Force’s “Good Neighbor” Unit Eyal Dror. He will share his story through this virtual event directly from Israel on Sunday, November 7 at 4pm.
Open to the entire community, the program is complimentary, but donations are encouraged to benefit Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center for future programs. This presentation is sponsored by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeast New York. For reservations, please contact email@example.com.
Lieutenant Colonel Eyal Dror (Reserve) served as an officer in the IDF for 24 years in a variety of frontline positions as a coordinator and liaison officer in the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories. The majority of this time, he was working with Palestinian populations. In 2016, Dror established and commanded the "Good Neighbor" Unit whose management was to provide humanitarian assistance to Syrian civilians who were victims of their civil war. During Operation Good Neighbor, Dror orchestrated over 700 humanitarian aid missions, oversaw the establishment of a hospital for expectant mothers in which over 1,000 babies have been born, and supervised the supply of thousands of tons of food, medicine and clothing to Syrian citizens in the hostile border region controlled by terrorist organizations such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah. Under Dror’s command, nearly 1,500 sick children were treated and 5,000 wounded civilians were evacuated from the Syrian border for treatment inside the state of Israel.
In collaboration with Christian and Muslim organizations, Dror shaped a different reality across the border and created, for the first time, an independent encounter between Syrian citizens who have been educated for decades to hate Israelis. He lives in the Kibbutz Sde Nehemia with his wife and three children.
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of NENY