June 6, 2018
ZOA in the news

ZOA’s Klein Being Honored this Weekend in Los Angeles

Andrew Friedman, President of Congregation Bais Naftoli, has announced that the synagogue will be celebrating its 26th Annual Breakfast on June 10, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. This year’s honorees will be Morton Klein, National President of Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), and Dr. David Frey, Director of Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, U.S. Military Academy. The event’s special guest will be the Hungarian Consul General, Tamas Szeles.

Under the leadership of honoree Morton Klein, the ZOA has become the most credible advocate for Israel on the American-Jewish scene today. According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “Morton Klein has done important work explaining Israel’s case to the American public, media, and Congress. Morton Klein refuses to compromise the truth and emphasizes that Israel doesn’t occupy Arab land.”

David Frey is Professor of History at West Point and the author of Jews, Nazis and the Cinema of Hungary.  Dr. Frey spearheaded efforts to increase the U.S. Armed Forces’ awareness and understanding of the phenomenon of genocide, in general, and the Holocaust, in particular. Among his many initiatives, he conducts annual workshops for military academy students as a means of prevention. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has appointed Dr. Frey to its Education Committee and as a member of the Steering Committee. 

Consul General Tamas Szeles will by the synagogue’s special guest in appreciation for the recent vote of the Hungarian government at the European Union supporting the American move to establish the Israeli Embassy in Jerusalem. In the near future, the Prime Minister of Hungary, represented at the Breakfast by Consul General Szeles, will be the guest of the Israeli government at the invitation of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Congregation Bais Naftoli is composed of Holocaust survivors and modern American professionals. It provides charitable services throughout Southern California to those in desperate need of food, clothing, and shelter. 

The synagogue is located at 221 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036. For reservations please RSVP t0 (323) 931-2476.