Avraham NeguisePress release from Congregation B’nai Israel

In celebration of Israel Independence Day, Congregation B’nai Israel will host a special guest speaker on the evening of Thursday, May 12. The 7 p.m. event will feature Dr. Avraham Neguise on the topic of “Israel Today: My Story, Our Mission.”

Born in Ethiopia, Dr. Neguise was elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) in 2015, where he continues his mission of championing diversity and education.  He will provide a political update on events in Israel and changes in Israeli society.

After immigrating to Israel in 1985 during Operation Moses, Neguise (who spent his youth working as a shepherd in his native land) earned a BA and MA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an LLB from Sha’arei Mishpat College in Hod Hasharon, and a PhD from Sussex University in England. He founded and served as Director-General of South Wing to Zion, an organization representing Ethiopian immigrants.

All members of the public are welcome to attend the free presentation, and dessert and coffee will be served. To RSVP for the May 12 event, contact or call (732)842-1800 x203.