In-Person registration for this event is closed. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To register virtually, click here.

Because of your active involvement and love for Israel, we are honored to invite you to this powerful opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from Israel on and since the October 7 massacre. 

Our speakers are active members of Greater Philadelphia’s Partnership2Gether (P2G) communities. For over a quarter of a century, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has formed and nurtured a strong bond with our P2G communities of Netivot and Sdot Negev, which border Gaza and are subjected to frequent rocket attacks and constant unrest.

RSVP by Tuesday, March 5.

event details

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
2001 Market St – 23rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Date & Time:
Thursday, March 7
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


  • Lunch will be served. 
  • To register for the Zoom event of this program, click here
  • Advance registration is required. For security purposes, we are not able to accept walk-ins.
  • We kindly ask all adults to show their government issued photo IDs at check in.
  • Bags are subject to search.
  • By attending this event, you agree to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Terms and Conditions.
  • For more information, contact Jennifer Molish Brier, Esq., Director of Planned Giving and Endowments, at jbrier@jewishphilly.org.

meet our speakers

Oren Cohen is a photojournalist, who accompanied elite units in Gaza to capture the reality on the ground. In May, Oren met with a number of our Israel 75 Mission participants.

Esther Marcus is the manager of the Sdot Negev Resilience Center clinic. She is a trauma therapist and the author of a children’s book
“Color Red,” a therapeutic book which helps children living on the border with Gaza cope with rocket attacks. A survivor of the October 7 massacre, Esther lives in Kibbutz Alumim – less than 2 miles from the Gaza border.