This month’s Eye on Israel is hosted by Omaha Shaliach Eliad Eliyachu and features two Israeli soldiers who are participating in the “Israeli Soldiers’ Stories Tour,” presented by StandWithUs.
The program is at the Kripke Library on Friday, April 11, from 1-2 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
The soldiers are:
Anat, who is from a small village south of Tel Aviv. Prior to her service in the military, Anat volunteered at a school for at-risk youth. In 2008 she joined the IDF Spokesperson Unit. She became an officer and completed her service as a Platoon Commander. Since leaving the service, Anat has traveled the world working as a teacher in combined Jewish and Arab elementary schools.
Iris, who was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in central Israel. She served in the Israeli Air Force. She served as an officer in a special unit in charge of the instruction of the Reserves and Regular service teams and planning operations. She is currently in her sixth year of medical school at Tel Aviv University. She teaches Jewish and Arab women from low socioeconomic backgrounds how to enter the medical profession.
Eye on Israel is presented through the Center for Jewish Life, whose mission it is to maximize involvement of Omaha’s Jewish community in imaginative, compelling and meaningful Jewish experiences.