Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah cordially invites you to attend our Annual JUF Brunch on behalf of the 2016 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:45 AM


Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette Couvert $18.00 per person Register Now

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Featuring Distinguished Speaker Aviv Ezra Consul General to the Midwest

Aviv Ezra currently serves as the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, based in Chicago. He is the official representative of the state of Israel in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Prior to his appointment as Consul General, Mr. Ezra quarterbacked the relationship of Israel with the United States Congress for a period of eight years. For the past three years he has served as the Director for Congressional Affairs at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. This was preceded by a five-year period of service as the Counselor for Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Ezra joined Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999. Upon completion of the Cadet Course, he served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Middle Eastern Economic Division in Israel. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the Economic and Commercial Attache to Cairo, Egypt. He also served as the Deputy Consul General, for the Southeastern region of the U.S., at the Consulate General of Israel in Atlanta, Georgia, from 2002–2006.

Mr. Ezra was born in Israel in 1972. During his service in the Israel Defense Forces, he achieved the rank of Captain. Following his military service, he received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After graduating, Mr. Ezra worked for two years in the private sector as COO of a publishing company.

Mr. Ezra is married to Einat and has three children.

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