IDF Speaker and Author Izzy Ezagui
Please join me on Thursday, April 5 for an evening with a very special guest speaker that Greg Berman, President of the brotherhood arranged to visit us at Temple Bnai Jeshrun
His name is Izzy Ezagui and he has a powerful story to share. Izzy is a 30 year-old from New York who committed to joining the Israeli Defense Forces after witnessing the horrors of a suicide bombing in Jerusalem when he visited there as a 13-year old boy in 2001. Five years later, Izzy became a dual Israeli-American citizen and a member of the IDF. That same year, his unit came under fire in an enemy mortar attack and Izzy lost his left arm. Undeterred, he promised himself he would return to action. Soon he was doing one-armed push-ups and pulling grenade pins out with his teeth. His hard work led him to re-qualify as a sniper in Israel’s elite Special Forces Paratrooper Unit, becoming the first ever to do so after suffering such an injury.
Izzy will be sharing stories about his time in the IDF and his success overcoming serious obstacles. After his talk, he will be available to sign his newly published book.
It would mean a lot to me to see your friendly faces in the audience and to help give Izzy a warm welcome. Please RSVP to me at
Simonsays@ Lfg.com by March 22 nd.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there