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Memory is essential

 Dear Friends,

Although our thoughts and prayers are always with those we have lost, during the Holocaust Remembrance Day we especially turn towards the millions who lost their lives so

It was truly an honor to share an evening with Rena Finder last year, the youngest survivor of Schindler's List. Rena has left a deep impression on all of us.
senselessly.  In troubled times we face extra challenges to fight hatred and oppression and to bring the light,  love,  and learning among us. The word “zachor” (remember), appears no less than 169 times in the Hebrew Bible! In the Torah we are instructed to remember. 

While we cannot bring the dead back to life, we can keep their memory - their lessons and their legacies  very much alive. “Memory” is an essential tenet of our tradition. We are enjoined to remember our joys and our sorrows, victories and defeats, peaks and valleys. For through memory, we identify with what happened, so that it becomes part of us, and guides us on how to chart our course forward. We remember our past to build for our future.

The purpose of this is not to bring the pain of remembrance but rather to guide us not to give way to repeat the evil of wrongdoing. Only through the light and love do we see the face of G-d, even in a stranger.  Let us always come together with this in mind. 

Shabbat Shalom

 Rabbi Fishel & Ettie Zaklos

An evening with Ambassador Danny Danon

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Dear Friends,

On Sunday, February 26, Chabad of Naples is pleased to offer an evening with Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations. There will be a cocktail reception at 3:30 pm followed by a talk at 5. 

Here is your opportunity to gain accurate information from a reliable source, in these unsettling times. Following the recent UN resolution, the growing BDS movement, and widespread anti-Israel sentiment which led to confusion about Israel’s stance in the international realm, we need answers. 

Chabad Naples is proud to present “Changing Perceptions of Israel" in the UN, where Ambassador Danon will share his experience representing Israel and outline our role in helping to shape policy, offer support, and unite with Israel. Following his speech there will be a question and answer period which promises to be lively. 

In 2015 Ambassador Danny Danon was appointed Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Danon was born in Israel, completed his IDF service with the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a B.A. in International Relations, F.I.U. (Magna Cum Laude), an M.A. Public Policy and Public Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School. He is married and the father of three.  

He served as Chairman of World Likud, a Member of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, a Member of the Zionist Executive of W.I.Z.O., and Chairman of the World Betar Executive. As a member of the Knesset from February 2009 until August 2015, he served as Deputy Speaker of the 18th Knesset, as Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and as a member of the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee; House, Constitution, Law and Justice, Foreign Affairs and Defense, Education, Culture, and Sports Committee, and Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, as well as on the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. Danon was Deputy Minister of Defense from March 2013 until July 2014. In May of 2015 he was appointed Minister of Science, Technology, and Space, serving until his appointment in August 2015 as Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations.

With his multi-faceted background, Danon is well equipped to answer our questions and offer possible recommendations.

Israel is our miracle! In order for it to continue with G-d doing his part, we must be willing to participate as well.

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Rabbi Fishel & Ettie Zaklos



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