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On April 7, 2023 -- six months to the day before the worst terrorist attack in Israel’s history -- Rabbi Leo Dee’s life was tragically altered when his wife and two daughters were murdered in a horrific terrorist attack.

Now, six months later, as the current crisis continues to unfold, we’ve never needed Rabbi Dee’s perspective more as we remain gripped with heartbreak for the people in Israel. In conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA's Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Dee will take us through what life was like during and after his harrowing ordeal and discuss his book Transforming the World: The Jewish Impact on Modernity.

You’ll also learn about how UJA’s work is supporting victims of terror right now and responding to rapidly escalating needs on the ground.

Each attendee will receive a copy of of Transforming the World: The Jewish Impact on Modernity.

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Honoree Portrait

Rabbi Leo Dee

Leo Dee is a former director at a private equity fund who received his rabbinical ordination in Israel. He was a rabbi in a British village in South Hertfordshire, where he learned about the importance of Judaism from his community. On April 7, 2023, however, his life changed forever. His beautiful wife, Lucy, and his two daughters, Maia (20) and Rina (15), were brutally murdered by a Palestinian terrorist on the way up to their Passover holiday by the Sea of Galilee. His book, Transforming the World: The Jewish Impact on Modernity, is his outlook on life, where he shows how Jewish practice leads to shalom, in one’s soul and in the world. He lives in Efrat with his three remaining...

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Honoree Portrait

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar-in-Residence, UJA-Federation

Rabbi Menachem Creditor is a frequent speaker around the U.S. and Israel and was named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America.

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Advisory Chair: Seryl Ritter

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