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Pachyderm Luncheon with Gary Javitch, President of the Nebraska Chapter of AIPAC
August 14, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$20
John Sieler and the Greater Omaha Pachyderm Group invite you to join us with Gary Javitch, President of the Nebraska Chapter of AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee). Please join us on August 14th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Ahamad’s Persian Restaurant, conveniently located at 4646 Dodge Street. As always, an early “RSVP” or “Regret” is helpful and appreciated. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme: Iran, Israel: The Possibilities for Peace or War in the Middle East.
Questions raised during the talk:
- Will there ever be peace between the Palestinians and Israelis?
- Will the US step in to prevent Iran from acquiring nukes?
- Will the Abraham Accords bring peace to the Middle East?
There will be a time for Q & A.
Nebraska AIPAC President Gary Javitch
Gary Javitch has had a very multi-faceted career. However, as the guest presenter this week, he will discuss issues connected to an important job for which he did not get paid.
For about 20 years, Gary has devoted himself to two major national foreign policy-related organizations. These organizations include B’nai B’rith International, the oldest Jewish service organization in America. The organization focuses on Jewish continuity, supporting Israel helping seniors, and assisting Israel in its disaster relief program.
Gary serves on their international executive board in Washington and is also the president of their local affiliate, the Henry Monsky Lodge, named after the Omaha businessman who helped Father Flanagan launch Boys Town.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the other organization to which Gary dedicates his time. He serves as Nebraska Chair for AIPAC and is a member of their National Council. In that capacity, he travels quarterly to Washington, DC to lobby our Nebraska congressman and senators about legislative ways to strengthen the American-Israel relationship, targeting the development of military hardware, cybersecurity, and innovations in technology, medicine, and water resource development, among many other areas.
The Ohio University graduate earned a degree in History and also holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Management from Clarkson College.
He has been married to the former Karen Sokolof for almost 48 years: they have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Finally, he would like you to know he is indebted to the American Red Cross, which awarded him water safety credentials when he was a teen, enabling him to earn his way through college as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and facility director.
His way of paying them back has been to become their “Hero For Babies.” He has a rare blood type (O negative) that contains an anti-virus that permits him to donate to premature babies, which is why the Red Cross calls him as soon as he is eligible to donate again-three to four times a year. Thus far over a 40-year period, he has donated 20 + gallons of blood.