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Former Israeli Counsel General to Speak in Reading

by The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks

Oct 21, 2019

Wyomissing, PA, October 17, 2019— The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks announces a free public event featuring Ambassador Ido Aharoni.  The event will take place on Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Miller Center at Reading Area Community College, 4 N. 2nd St. Reading, PA 19601. Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, Ambassador Aharoni will be discussing US-Israeli relations and current Middle East events.

Ambassador Ido Aharoni serves as a global distinguished professor at New York University’s School of International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Ambassador Aharoni is a 25-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign service, a public diplomacy specialist, founder of the Brand Israel program and a well-known nation branding practitioner. Ambassador Aharoni, who served as Israel’s longest serving consul-general in New York and the tristate area for six years, oversaw the operations of Israel’s largest diplomatic mission worldwide.

He has been recognized for his contribution to the field of public diplomacy from national Jewish organizations and other social-impact charities. He is the Founder of two annual public diplomacy conferences: BTC (Broadening the Conversation 2011-2014) and the Beyond Conference (2015 to present.) In 2015, he was awarded Honorary Governor by Tel Aviv University. In 2013, The Algemeiner named him among the ‘Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life,’ commonly known as the “Jewish 100.”

Ambassador Aharoni’s discussion is open to the general public and we welcome people of all faiths and ages to attend this event.

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds along with the Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.

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