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Joint Society Event with Michael Bar-Zohar

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob
380 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY

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Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

Riveting accounts of the most death-defying missions and harrowing operations.

Dr. Michael Bar-Zohar is a bestselling author, former member of the Knesset, biographer of Ben Gurion and Shimon Peres.  Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1938, he immigrated to Israel in 1948 and grew up in a poor neighborhood in Jaffa. He served in Air Force Intelligence and Paratroopers.  As a soldier, he participated in four of Israel’s wars: the 1956 Sinai Campaign, the 1967 Six-Day War, the 1973 Yom Kippur War (he was a member of the commando that established Israel’s bridgehead across the Suez Canal), and the 1982 Lebanon War.  After the Six Day War, Bar-Zohar was appointed Spokesman and media adviser to his longtime friend, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan.

Bar-Zohar got his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Paris, France. He was a professor at Haifa University and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

A member of the Labor party, Bar-Zohar served two terms in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, as a member of the Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee, and as Chairman of the Education, Culture and Sports committee. He represented Israel at the Council of Europe and served as President of the France-Israel friendship league.

Awards: Bar-Zohar has had a distinguished career as a writer and has won the following awards:

The Ben-Gurion award;
Israel’s Prime Minister’s prize for literature;
Knight of the Legion d’Honneur, France;
Order of Madara, Bulgaria;
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Sofia;
The French Academy Award;
The Israel Sokolov Award [The Israeli Pulitzer];
The International Migration Award;
Doctor Honoris Causa, American University in Bulgaria
The Diamond book, for the bestselling “Mossad”

Wine, Cheese & Dessert Reception

$18 per person
$20 per person at the door

Open to the entire community! Society membership not required.

Community-Wide society events are great opportunities for networking, friendship, and inspiration!

Sponsored by the Brandeis Baruch, Chaim Weizmann, and Maimonides Societies

Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors: 

  • Joseph Herd at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
  • Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte Certified Public Accountants & Advisors

Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions or require other special accommodations to attend. We will do our best to meet your needs.


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