Natan Sharansky to headline Jewish Federation’s celebration in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet Refusenik who now serves as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, will headline a community-wide celebration of Jewish Federation’s 75th anniversary of service to the commmunity.
Sharansky will be featured during a free event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 28, at 2640 Historic Decatur Road on the NTC Promenade of Historic Liberty Station. Reservations via the Jewish Federation website are required at the evening at which Jewish heroes will be celebrated.
Revolving around the themes “honor, partnership and community,” the community event will celebrate Jewish Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It will include a ceremony in support of the “Torahs for Our Troops” program which provides Torah scrolls for use by military chaplains all over the globe, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sharansky’s appearance will recognize the 20th anniversary of the freeing of Soviet Jewry. Sharansky was the face of the “Refusenik” movement, responsible for the freedom of millions of Soviet Jews, and was the recipient of U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom of Award.
Attendees of the reception are requested to bring canned foods for contribution to the Hand Up Pantry, which helps to serve needy military and civilian families in San Diego County
Preceding based on material provided by the Jewish Federation of San Diego