EXHIBITS FROM ISRAEL
In acknowledgment of the State of Maryland's respect and appreciation for the State of Israel, the Maryland-Israel Sister State Committee will be presenting a pair of exhibits from Israel at the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland, during the period of January 10 - February 10, 2020.
The first exhibition features photographs taken by the American photographer Norman Gershman and personal rescue stories of Muslim-Albanian families who saved Jews and were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.
The companion exhibit is a selection of images and stories documenting recent rescue and relief efforts performed by Israel for communities suffering around the world due to natural disasters. Photos and resources are provided by IsraAid, the Israel Trauma Center and the Israel Defense Forces.
Throughout the month that the exhibits are available, the Committee will schedule groups from schools, synagogue, interfaith associations and other institutions to tour the exhibits and attend short lectures about the exhibits' subject topics. Tours and lectures will be conducted by Marlene Yahalom, Director for Education at the American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV), and periodically by fellows from the IsraAid agency.
On January 23, 2020, we will host over 100 guests at the Bender JCC for wine, dessert and heavy hors d'oeuvres. In addition to abbreviated presentations by ASYV and IsraAid, remarks will be provided by theMaryland Secretary of State and official representation from the Embassy of Israel, one of the sponsors of the exhibits and the event.
To make a reservation for the reception or a guided tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that space is limited for the reception.
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DO YOU KNOW that Israel is the world’s leading country in water innovation? (Israel successfully reuses 83-90% of its water every year, using technology and policy that protect threatened water supplies.)
On October 10, 2018, we met to establish Maryland-Israel partnerships that will ensure Maryland’s water sustainability and security.
Featuring the 3rd Israel-US Water Initiative Round Table in collaboration with the American Water Works Association, the maryland-israel water conference brought together leaders from the Maryland and Israeli business communities, as well as state, municipal and county authorities, and water management and technology experts from academia, industry, and environmental organizations.
The October 10 Conference built upon the October 8-9 Global Water Reuse, Food and Health Workshop. Workshop registration was separate and by invitation only.