MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Later today Montrealers will be fortunate to meet and hear from Rachel Fraenkel whose son Naftali was one of three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists early this summer. In a rare public appearance, and for the first time in North America, Rachel Fraenkel will be speaking on
Thursday October 23rd,
at 7:30 pm ( doors open at 6:30pm)
at Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, 6800 Mackle
After an extensive search that spanned over 18 days, the bodies of the missing boys, Eyal Yifrah, Gil-ad Shayer and Naftali Fraenkel were found just outside of Hebron. Rachel Fraenkel inspired so many with the incredible poise, wisdom and elegance she demonstrated, frequently speaking on behalf of the families. She was most noted for a speech she gave at the UN, a passionate Eulogy and her immediate and equally meaningful condemnation of those behind the murder of the Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdei, just days after her son's funeral.
She is also noted for her role as a forerunner in forging a more active role for Jewish women within the Orthodox movement.
SOURCE: Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs
For further information: Rachel Fraenkel is also available for private interviews before the event. For more info: Eta Yudin, Associate Director, Quebec Public Affairs and Jewish Community Relations, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Quebec, (514)345-6411 x 3169 cel (514)885-5177, Follow me on twitter: @ecijaq Yudin