Join us on October 23 for a conversation with Achiya Schatz, communications director for Breaking the Silence.
Whatever your views on the organization, if you care about the future of the State of Israel, this event is for you. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from Schatz on his experiences as an IDF soldier and an advocate.
WHEN: October 23 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Beth Emet The Free Synagogue (1224 Dempster, Evanston, Il 60202)
Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to share with the Israeli public the realities of military service and everyday life in the Occupied Territories. The organization’s mission is to stimulate public debate about the price paid for a reality in which young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis and are engaged in the control of that population’s everyday life. By exposing these realities to the light of day, Breaking the Silenceaims to bring an end to the occupation.
Achiya Schatz, 33 years-old, was born and raised in Nataf, in the Zionist-Religious community. He served as a soldier and commander in "Duvdevan" unit from 2005 until 2008 and attained the rank of staff sergeant. Received a B.A. in Politics and Government studies from Ben-Gurion University. Today, Achiya works as the Communication director at Breaking the Silence.