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The Journey of an Elite IDF Naval Commando from Military Excellence to Civilian Leadership

Thursday, September 12, 2019 12 Elul 5779

8:00 PM - 10:00 PMFrank Nathanson Adult Lounge


Co-sponsored by CAI Israel Committee and CAI Men's Club

Thursday, September 12, 8 pm

Join us for the extraordinary story of an American who left his university to join the Israel
Defense Forces and ultimately became part of one of the most elite units in the IDF, the Israeli Navy
SEALs. Each year, 20,000 young men try out and 40 or fewer are ultimately selected to serve
in Shayetet-13, the Israeli Navy SEALs. Known as “men of silence,” these elite naval commandos
fight the war between the wars, undertaking covert missions beyond Israel’s borders. They
train for six months longer than other IDF units and commit at least 20 more months of total
service. This rare American-born Israeli Navy SEAL joins Rabbi Ari Lucas to discuss his personal
journey, serving in this elite and storied unit, its strict moral calculus, and how he uses the skills
he learned on active duty in his daily civilian life. This event is open to everyone.

Advance registration: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
At the door: $15 for members, $20 for non-members

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