Community to Mark 15th Anniversary of 1994 AMIA Blast

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Community to Mark 15th Anniversary of 1994 AMIA Blast

The South Florida Jewish community will join together on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. for a Memorial Service to mark the 15th anniversary of the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The commemorative service will be held at The Shul, 9540 Collins Avenue, Surfside.

The bombing on July 18, 1994 was an attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people. A powerful bomb made of ammonium nitrate was driven in a van through the front gates of the AMIA in the Once (Eleven) district near downtown Buenos Aires.

The AMIA bombing was Argentina’s deadliest bombing and the largest single incident of terrorism against Jews since World War II. Argentina is home to the largest Jewish community in Latin America. Most of the 85 people who died were Jewish. More than 300 others were wounded.

Special guest speaker at the Memorial Service will be Douglas Farah, Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center.

Since June 2005, Farah has been an investigative consultant with the NEFA Foundation, as well as a consultant and freelance writer on terror finance and national security issues. In 2004 he worked with the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, studying armed groups and intelligence reform. For the two decades before that, he was a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for The Washington Post and other publications, covering Latin America and West Africa. He is the author, with Stephen Braun, of Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible, a book on Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the American Jewish Committee, 305.670.1121, or The Shul, 305.868.1411.

This program is being presented by the following Participating Organizations:

• American Jewish Committee
• American Friends of Hebrew University
• American Friends of Tel Aviv University
• Anti-Defamation League
• Aventura Chabad
• Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
• Bet Shira Congregation
• Beth David Congregation
• Congregation Bet Breira – Samu-El Or Olam
• Hillel Second Generation
• Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
• Jewish Federation of Broward County
• Michael Ann Russell JCC
• The Shul (Surfside)
• Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest
• Temple Beth Israel of Plantation
• Temple Beth Shmuel-Cuban Hebrew Congregation
• Temple Emanu-El
• Temple Judea
• Temple Menorah
• Temple Moses
• Temple Sinai of North Dade
• Tiferet Rafael Sephardic Congregation


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