25th Anniversary of the AMIA Jewish Community Center Bombing in Argentina

August 11, 2019 Sandy Springs Free 0
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Co-sponsored by The Consulate of Argentina  &
Congregation Or Hadash

Join AJC Atlanta, The Consulate of Argentina, and Congregation Or Hadash as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, remembering the victims, their families, and a community demanding justice for a quarter century.

The evening will feature remarks by the Consul General of Argentina, Jorge Lopez Menardi and Consul General of Israel, Anat Sultan-Dadon, testimony from Dr. Analia Bortz, and Rabbi Mario Karpuj, who witnessed and responded to the tragic attack, in Buenos Aires and a conversation between Dina Siegel-Vann and Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, on the threat of Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere today.

Registration will begin at 6:30pm, and the program will begin at 7:00pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions? Please contact Dov Wilker at wilkerd@ajc.org

On July 18, 1994, Argentina suffered the deadliest single attack on a Jewish Diaspora community since the Holocaust. The Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, which housed many of Argentina’s key Jewish institutions, was attacked by a suicide bomber – killing 85 people and injuring hundreds. Immediately following the attack, AJC sent a delegation to Buenos Aires to express solidarity with the Jewish community and to meet with government officials.

AJC, a partner organization of the AMIA, has stood at the side of the Argentine Jewish community from the first moments of the tragedy in 1994, when an AJC group traveled to Buenos Aires to express solidarity with the victims and their families and to call for justice. Since then, AJC delegations have returned at least annually and met frequently with Argentine officials.

AMIA 25th Anniversary Program Community Partners
ADL
Ahavat Achim Synagogue
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta Rabbinical Association
Be’chol Lashon
The Breman Museum
Center for Israel Education
Congregation B’nai Torah
The Epstein School
Hillels of Georgia
Israeli American Council
Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Jewish Fertility Foundation
JELF
Jewish Home Life Communities
Jewish National Fund
JF&CS
JIFLA
ORT America
The Sixth Point
SOJOURN
The Temple
The Weber School

 

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Fact Sheet
When
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where
Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Price
Free

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