Hamas violates another cease-fire by firing terror rockets at Israeli civilian
targets from Gaza civilian locations, hear the latest news and analysis of what
is happening in the Middle East at “Israel Under Fire: A Special Community
Briefing”, at 7:30 p.m. this Monday, Aug. 11 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1558
Wilmot Rd., Deerfield.
Featuring Consul General of Israel
to the Midwest Roey Gilad and JUF Executive Vice President Jay Tcath, the event
will discuss how all these issues are playing out in our own community in media
coverage, with our elected officials, with Christian groups, with anti-Israel
rallies, on campuses and other essential venues.
Israel’s highest ranking official in the Midwest, is responsible for 11 states
in the Midwest region including his base of Chicago. During his 23 year tenure
with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gilad has served in various
positions outside of Israel including the United Kingdom, the Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan, and Kenya. The Consul General was head of the Political Affairs
Department in Israel’s Embassy in London; media spokesperson in Israel’s
Embassy in Amman and the second secretary in Nairobi during his first
While in his native Israel, Gilad was most
recently at Israel’s National Defense College and prior to that was head of the
Export Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Earlier this year, Gilad received a Master’s Degree in National
Security at Haifa University. In addition, he has a Master’s Degree in Middle
Eastern studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Bachelor ‘s Degree in
Middle Eastern studies from Tel Aviv University. He served as a staff sargeant
in the artillery forces of the Israel Defense Forces. In addition to his mother
tongue, Hebrew, Gilad is fluent in English and Arabic and is knowledgeable in
Jay Tcath is the Executive Vice President for the
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
As an undergraduate, Tcath majored in Soviet Studies, and received his
M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. In between his degrees,
which were funded by Army R.O.T.C. Scholarships and the G.I. Bill, he served
four years in the U.S. Army. Retiring as a captain, he served as a platoon
leader in a NATO Air Defense Unit based in (then) West Germany. In fact, it was
his former unit, the 94th Brigade, that was deployed to Israel to help defend
against the Iraqi Scud attacks during the 1991 Gulf War.
has travelled far and wide on behalf of the Jewish people, from cleaning a
flooded synagogue in Grand Forks, North Dakota to visiting Jews in Ethiopia,
meeting refuseniks in the Soviet Union, and over 30 trips to Israel with
senators, congressmen, clergy and civic leaders.
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