Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle Campus
1441 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Please join the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, StandWithUs Northwest, the AJC Seattle, AIPAC and ADL to hear Israel Ambassador Michael Oren at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.
In order to attend, you must RSVP.There will be security at the event and all guests are being asked to leave bags and purses at home. If you bring a bag or a purse, it may need to be checked.
Ambassador Michael Oren Biography
A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has received fellowships from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments. Formerly, he was the Lady Davis Fellow of Hebrew University, a Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel Aviv University, and the Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown.
Ambassador Oren has written extensively for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Republic, where he was a contributing editor. His two most recent books, Six Days of War: June 1967 and The Making of the Modern Middle East and Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, were both New York Times bestsellers. Both books won the Los Angeles Times' History Book of the Year prize, a National Council of the Humanities Award, and the National Jewish Book Award.
Raised in New Jersey, where he was an activist in Zionist youth movements and a gold medal winning athlete in the Maccabiah Games, Ambassador Oren moved to Israel in the 1970s. He served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, in the paratroopers during the Lebanon War, a liaison with the U.S. Sixth Fleet during the Gulf War, and an IDF spokesman during the Second Lebanon War and the Gaza operation in January 2009. Ambassador Oren has been an Israeli Emissary to Jewish refuseniks in the Soviet Union, an advisor to Israel's delegation to the United Nations, and the government's director of Inter-Religious Affairs.
Ambassador Oren and his wife, Sally, have three children.