Big night for UIA

March 5, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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Over 1600 United Israel Appeal supporters packed Sydney’s Central Synagogue this week to listen to international luminaries former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, Gilad Shalit and Israeli paralympic gold-medal winning wheelchair tennis star Noam Gershony.

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Lance Rosenberg, Galit Shalit, Sagi Ben-Yosef, Joe Lieberman, Noam Gershony, Gary Perlstein, Roni Shorer and Danny Taibel

Lance Rosenberg, Gilad Shalit, Sagi Ben-Yosef, Joe Lieberman, Noam Gershony, Gary Perlstein, Roni Shorer and Danny Taibel                Photos: Giselle Haber

Lieberman spoke at the General Division function on the U. S and Israel relationship and the Iranian threat while Gershony gave an emotive account of the Apache attack helicopter crash which caused his permanent injuries and the life of his co-pilot. Gilad Shalit thanked everyone who had supported him through his five year ordeal as a captive of Hamas.

UIA leaders Lance Rosenberg, Danny Taibel and Sagi Ben Yosef also spoke with UIA Life Governor Frank Lowy making the appeal. The speakers covered the different projects of the Keren Hayesod –UIA focusing on Project Impact.

The number of attendees at  UIA NSW functions is now over 5,000…an all time record.

A spokesperson for UIA told J-Wire that it represented the ongoing commitment of the Jewish community in Sydney to Israel. He added: “We received a very positive feedbacks from the audience with many of  them indicating that it had been an evening of pride and inspiration.”

 

Joe and Mrs Lieberman, Shirley Lowy, Frank Lowt and Steven Lowy

Joe Lieberman, Hadassah Lieberman, Shirley Lowy, Frank Lowy and Steven Lowy

 

Joe Lieberman and Frank Lowy

Joe Lieberman and Frank Lowy

Judy Lowy, Lauren Fink, Lisa Goldberg and Julie Rosenberg

Judy Lowy, Lauren Fink, Lisa Goldberg and Julie Rosenberg   All Pix: Giselle Haber

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