Israeli diplomat to speak at JCC on Nov. 14



Nadav Tamir, formerly Israeli’s consul general to New England, will be in Rhode Island on Nov. 14 to discuss “Peres Legacy and Vision of Peace and Innovation – How Israel Became a StartUp Nation and How it Will Eventually Achieve Peace.” The program is the second in this year’s Jewish Alliance Israel Culture Series.

Tamir is director of International Policy and Government Affairs at both Peres & Associates Global Advisory LTD and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, in Israel. He is also a past senior policy adviser to Shimon Peres, a former president of Israel, and a past consul general and political officer at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The program, organized by Nir Cafri, the shaliach/Israeli emissary to the community, will be at 7 p.m. at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence. The event is free but requires prior registration at For more information, contact Cafri at

The R.I. Israel Collaborative is co-sponsoring the program. RIIC is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchanges and research between R.I. and Israel to benefit their economies and communities.

Larry Katz is the director of Jewish life and learning at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.