Federation, Jewish Light welcome Israeli journalist for community event

Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the St. Louis Jewish Light invite the community to a dynamic presentation on Jan. 12 with Gil Tamary, Washington Bureau Chief for Israel TV Channel 10 .  

Tamary will speak about his experience in Washington, D.C. as well as the current situation in Israel and his reflections on being a news reporter for Israeli TV. After the presentation, Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO of the Jewish Light, will interview Tamary and moderate questions from the audience. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex in the Arts and Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.  

Tamary was invited to speak at the event after his fellow Israel TV Channel 10 journalist Alon Ben David, originally scheduled to speak, had to cancel his visit. 

Tamary covers a wide range of Middle East issues from the U.S. and conducts exclusive interviews with many dignitaries and political figures, which have included presidents, secretaries of State, Senators, the head of the World Bank and others. He has worked for Israel Broadcasting Authority, Israel Public Radio and as anchor and chief editor of “Good Morning Israel.” 

Tamary has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Also known for his reporting on the Israeli economy, Gil used to serve as International Editor of Forbes – Israel magazine, and Economic editor for Israel TV and the IDF radio and is a writer for the Globes, Israel’s #1 business newspaper.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Joan Wolchansky at [email protected] or 314-442-3760. 

The SH’MA: Listen! Speaker Series is a new initiative of Jewish Federation of St. Louis created to highlight the speakers that local congregations, agencies and organizations are bringing to the St. Louis Jewish community. Currently, Federation is accepting submissions for 2015 events. 

The Israel edition features speakers related to Israel. To take part in this listing, visit JFedSTL.org/SpeakerSeries. SH’MA: Listen! is made possible through the support the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting Foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and Hank Webber and Chris Jacobs.