Tag: Haiti

Doing the Impossible – A Look Inside Israel Disaster Relief

“Doing the Impossible – Israel Disaster Relief,” will be the focus of a special evening featuring Dr. Ariel Bar, Former Chief Medical Officer, Home Front Command of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The event will be held on Tuesday, February 13, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at The Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills.

During the program, Dr. Bar will discuss his work in the IDF’s search and rescue forces, which sends its corps around the world in times of need, leaping into the unknown to save as many lives as possible. Dr. Bar will share his personal stories and experiences from his service in the IDF’s field hospitals in India (2001), Haiti (2010) and Japan (2011). Presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, the event is supported in part by contributions to the Allan Gale Israel Education Initiative, created to honor Gale’s dedication to promoting Israel advocacy and his nearly four decades of service to the community.

Colonel (res.) Dr. Ariel Bar is an eye surgeon. In addition to his work with the IDF, he was a member of the ethical committee of the medical corps and Israel Medical Association. Dr. Bar initiated the first IPRED (International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters) Conference and still runs it today. He is also the author of three novels and was the host of a radio program in Galei Zahal, the official radio station of Israel’s Army.

The event, which is open to the community, will be followed by a dessert reception. There is no charge to attend the program, but limited seating is available. Kindly register by February 9 at doingtheimpossible.eventbrite.com. For additional information, email herrin@jfmd.org.