JBD are pleased to invite you to a special Yom Hazikaron lecture with

Cheryl Mandel

“The prism of bereavement in Israel”

How the perspective affects the experience of bereavement as experienced by an immigrant mother of an Israeli soldier

The different approaches of secular and religious in dealing with victims of terror

Monday 22nd April 2013 12:30 – 1:45pm

Billing Bureau

Level 5, South Tower, 459 Collins St

Mincha will follow the lecture at 1.30pm

RSVP for catering purposes to events@jbd.org.au by COB Friday 19th April

Cheryl was born in Toronto and grew up in a secular, assimilated family. In 1987, along with a movement to a religious lifestyle, she and her husband made aliyah with their young family, settling in the Gush region. In April 2003, Daniel, their middle son, was killed while arresting terrorists in Shechem (Nablus). A charismatic young officer of 24, his life and death influenced and inspired many people. After this, Cheryl felt the need for a change. She worked in hi-tech in Jerusalem and spent her nights performing for charity and speaking to groups about Zionism, overcoming adversity and life in Israel. Most recently, for the past two years, she has organized a large group, Tzevet Daniel, to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon in her son’s name. This group raises a large sum of money for various projects. Cheryl has been speaking for the past ten years about Daniel and the significance of his life and death. Cheryl will be speaking in many venues during the current visit, sponsored by One Family Fund, the leading Israeli organization that helps victims of terror and bereaved families.

Thank you to for Billing Bureau for hosting and to KISS Mobile for sponsoring lunch.


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