Harbouring a surprise

October 15, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Keynote speaker for this year’s JNF functions Judy Feld Carr was amazed when new Sydney’s new JNF shaliach  showed her a photograph of his daughter in the IDF accompanied by her commander…none other that Feld Carr’s granddaughter.

Jossi Eshed, Judy Feld-Carr, Yanina Barnea (representative from Nahal Oz), Donald Carr Photo: Alan Slade

Yossi Eshed, Judy Feld-Carr, Yanina Barnea (representative from Nahal Oz), Donald Carr                   check the photo      Photo: Alan Slade

Relaxing before the major JNF Gala Dinner event in Sydney, Feld Carr was taken on a harbour cruise by JNF stalwart Alan Slade.

Feld Carr was quizzing new shaliach Yossi Eshed about his family and as to who would accompany to Sydney. Essex told her that his son would come to Sydney but his two daughters where they are serving in the IDF. He produced a photograph of his daughter Shir in her IDF uniform accompanied by her lieutenant. Feld Carr took one look at the photo and told Eshed “her unit commander is my granddaughter Aliza!”

Judy Feld Carr told J-Wire: “It was an incredible coincidence, demonstrating how small the Jewish world is and how intertwined our lives are with each other.  It shows us all that, no matter where we are, we are all responsible for each other.”

Yossi Eshed added: “This photo illustrates the endless chains between generations and the different Jewish communities around the world. The warm feeling of togetherness bodes well for my time to come in this beautiful city of Sydney.”

Sydney Harbour never fails to surprise…and two strangers became two friends.

Shir Eshed [left] with Judy Feld Carr's granddaughter Aliza accompanying U.S. soldiers from Fiji in Israel

Shir Eshed [left] with Judy Feld Carr’s granddaughter Aliza accompanying U.N. soldiers from Fiji in Israel

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