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Tel. 212.787.9533 EXT 203
Email: michelle@jewishexperience.org
Date: 10/29/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEMBER OF KNESSET & FORMER ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. MICHAEL OREN TO ADDRESS THE ISRAEL / U.S. RELATIONSHIP AT ANNUAL MANHATTAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE LECTURE

The lecture will be held on Saturday evening, November 14 at 8pm, at the Ramaz School Middle School Auditorium in the Upper East Side. A private catered VIP reception for MJE top donors and Press will be hosted at 7pm. Journalists interested in covering the event should email michelle(at)jewishexperience.org to receive a complimentary ticket. Tickets for admission to the lecture are open to the public for $20 and can be purchased at http://mkoren.eventbrite.com.

This lecture is an event held annually in memory of Ruth B. Wildes, mother of MJE’s Founder and Director Rabbi Mark Wildes and former Mayor of Englewood, immigration attorney Michael Wildes. Past speakers have included Alan Dershowitz, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Dr. Norman Lamm, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Rabbi Mayer Soloveitchick, Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and other notable figures.

“My mother was a proud Zionist and profound believer in bringing people together to learn” said Rabbi Wildes. “It is the highest honor to be able to host this most meaningful discussion, with such an esteemed leader of our time in her memory.”

About Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE)
Founded by Rabbi Mark N. Wildes in 1998, Manhattan Jewish Experience is a warm and open community where young men and women can explore Jewish life and meet new people. We offer social, cultural, spiritual and educational events. To learn more visit http://www.jewishexperience.org, or call us at 212.787.9533 EXT 203.

About Michael Oren
Michael Oren is an American-born Israeli historian, author, politician, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States (2009-2013), and current member of the Knesset for the Kulanu party. He is the best selling author of many important works including ‘Six Days of War,’ and most recently the controversial but critically acclaimed ‘Ally.’

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