Making Sense of the Middle East

October 20, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

Making Sense of the Middle East
A special program with Neil Lazarus

neil lazarusAll Beth El teens (9th-12th grade) are invited for to join us for an evening program with Neil Lazarus, an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of Middle East politics.  The program will be entertaining and informative, and participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the current situation in Israel and the Middle East as well as advocacy tools with which to speak for Israel.  This program is a must for anyone heading to college in the next few years.

“His presentations are substantive, educational and hugely entertaining. He successfully communicates an impressive body of knowledge on Israel and the Middle East. There is no one in the field of Israel advocacy that is currently having a greater impact than Neil Lazarus.”

Orli Gil, Former Israeli Consulate General to Chicago and the Midwest

“Your seminars are both educational and informative, and combine interactive teaching methods with a wide combination of pedagogic methods.  Together with your dry humor and extensive knowledge, you provide an essential service to Jews and Christians alike.  I very much appreciate your efforts and am pleased to be working with you to help train a growing cadre of informed, capable activists for Israel and World Jewry.”

            Natan Sharansky, Chair of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, Former Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs

Neil Lazarus is an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of Middle East politics, public diplomacy and effective communication training.  Described as “Mr. Israel Advocacy” by the Times of Israel, he is fast emerging as one of Israel’s leading key note speakers. His presentations are motivating, informative and challenging. Neil speaks to over 30,000 people a year.  His client list is extensive and have included; The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Israeli Ministry of Tourism, Jewish Federations, JCRCs, Sky TV, Russian English TVKeshet Television, The World Bank, Harvard University Extension Courses in Israel, Yad Vashem, Hillel, Hadassah, Birthright and The Jewish Agency of Israel, UNESCO, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzalia, and many more.

Born in Britain he received his first degree in Political Science at the University of Wales. Neil immigrated to Israel in 1988 and soon after received his Masters Degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.