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. 


Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park To Host Historical Moccasin Bend Hike

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along Stringer’s Ridge at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm. Participants should  take the Manufacturer’s Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west, following the “Special Event” signs to the South ... (click for more)

New Animals At The Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo announced the birth of two fennec fox kits at the Zoo’s Wild at Heart event on Friday, Feb, 13. Event guests were the first to hear the great news and catch a glimpse of the newest additions to the Zoo. Zoo residents, Barkley and Sophie, are proud new parents to two adorable fennec fox kits; one male and one female. The kits were born at the Zoo on Jan. 23, ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Secret Train Ride

It was during Christmas of 2003 when Bennett Levin and his wife found themselves talking and worrying about the wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and at the nearby Bethesda Naval Hospital. Their wish was that they could do something meaningful, something really grand, for the soldiers who had lost limbs, their eyesight, and far worse. As ... (click for more)