The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado announced Thursday that the speaker for this year’s Men’s Event will be Daniel Ayalon, current Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the State of Israel and the former Ambassador of Israel to the United States from 2002 to 2006.
Ayalon served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from March 2001 through July 2002 and as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States from July 2002 through November 2006. Following his tenure as Ambassador, Ayalon served as the co-chairman of Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that encourages immigration by Jewish people to Israel from North America and other English-speaking areas. He has also served as a Member of the Executive Board, University Center, Ariel; Vice Chair of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member of the America-Israel Friendship League.
A native of Tel Aviv, Ayalon is a graduate of Tel Aviv University’s Economics Department and received his M. B. A. from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is also a retired captain in the Armored Corps of the Israel Defense Forces. Before his entrance into Israel’s Foreign Service, Ayalon was a senior finance executive in Israel’s leading international trading company.
Ayalon last spoke at the Men’s Event in November, 2006, shortly after stepping down as Israeli ambassador to the US.
The Men’s Event is Colorado’s largest annual fundraising and outreach event for Jewish men. It is designed to introduce them the important philanthropic work performed by the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and to ignite their passions as Jewish leaders.
The Men’s Event will be held on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. There will be a bus from Congregation Har HaShem for Boulder men to more conveniently attend the event; the bus will depart from Har HaShem at 4:45 pm and return approximately 10:00 pm.
Thanks to the generosity of the Mizel Family Foundations, there is no charge to attend The Men’s Event. The Federation does request attendees to make a $180 minimum pledge (payable December 31, 2010) to the Federations’s 2010 Annual Campaign at the event. The Honorary Chairs for this year’s event are Norman Brownstone, Gary Levine and Larry Mizel. For more information, call 303-316-6466, contact one of the Boulder Table Captains, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.