Jewish Federation Hosts Non-Nuclear Iran Community Event Jan. 19

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a community dinner and a speaker from United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 pm. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  

The evening will begin with a short Havdallah service marking the end of the Sabbath with blessings over wine, candles, and spices. A pasta dinner will follow and then Bob Feferman of UANI will speak. 

There is no cost to attend the event; however donations are appreciated. RSVPs for the event are required. To RSVP, call 423 493-0270 ext. 10, email rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com or visit www.jewishchattanooga.com.

Mr. Feferman’s presentation, titled "Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran," will focus on the following questions: How close is Iran to getting the bomb? Why should Americans be concerned about Iran's race to nuclear weapons? What can people do to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran?

Mr. Feferman is outreach coordinator for the advocacy group UANI. In 2009 he helped to initiate and support divestment legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that required Indiana's state pension funds to divest from holdings in companies working in Iran's energy sector. In 2011 he helped support advocacy efforts in Indianapolis which led to law forbidding the state contracting Iran for goods or services. Mr. Feferman lived in Israel for 11 years and served in the military.

UANI is a not-for-profit, non-partisan advocacy group that seeks to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to obtain nuclear weapons. UANI was founded in 2008 by Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, and Middle East expert Dennis Ross.

The Jewish Federation and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation. The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga builds and fosters a strong unified Jewish community and strives to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world. 


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