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Beit Oleh America Netanya AACI, 28 Shmuel Hanatziv, Netanya, 4228132
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No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story
10.30am Sunday 23 April
Please note there is no lecture scheduled as we are screening a film for Holocaust Memorial Day.
There is Always Hope 10.30am
Sunday 7 May
Fernanda Shapira was recruited as a teenager and trained as a professional military spy by a group of Israeli secret agents during the Essek Bish. Fernanda was betrayed and fell in the hands of hostile authorities who tortured her and turned her life into a nightmare.
The operation ultimately became known as the Lavon Affair after the Israeli defense minister Pinhas Lavon was forced to resign as a consequence of the incident. Before Lavon's resignation, the incident had been euphemistically referred to in Israel as the "Unfortunate Affair" or "The Bad Business” (Essek Bish). Israel publicly denied any involvement in the incident for 51 years.
The surviving agents were officially honored in 2005 by being awarded certificates of appreciation by Israeli President Moshe Katzav.
Join us to hear Fernanda’s personal experience.
Life on Planet Alz 10.30am
Sunday 14 May
Jack Cohen will tell us about his new book -an account of what it is like living with a spouse who has Alzheimer’s disease and how one learns to cope.
How to describe memory?
It’s like a landscape where snow has fallen. At first the surface is white and pristine but, as time goes by, people trudge across the field and leave footprints. A cart goes by leaving parallel tracks and then a car drives along the lane leaving tire marks. The scene gets busier; children on bikes on the way to school or to play leave their tire tracks; women go shopping and so on, until the surface is criss-crossed with memories of what had happened. The analogy for Alzheimer’s disease is that all the tracks get intertwined and mixed up and confusing, and then it all starts to melt!
They live on Planet Alz, which is a different planet from earth. You may think when you see them walking down the street that they look normal, but they are not. They are actually on a different planet. On their planet the normal rules do not apply. Everything is unpredictable, anything can happen at any moment.
Please note there is no Coffee And…program
on Sunday 21 May. Please join us for our Bumper
Guns, Traumas and Exceptionalism
10.30am Sunday 4 June
Howard Epstein is an author, columnist and political commentator. He is well-read, knowledgeable, articulate, voluble and strongly-opinionated about Jewish and Israeli history and current affairs - and a staunch Zionist. He made Aliyah in September 2005. Howard is not an American and not an academic historian. He is British and a commercial lawyer and this gives him the ability to look at American history from the outside and to study its events and personalities forensically.
His first book: Guns, Traumas and Redemption: America in the Twenty-First Century was recently published and he will be joining us to tell us about his book, which will be available for purchase. It is an overview of recent American history which took him to an unexpected conclusion. It is his hope that this book will lead to a good outcome for the American people.