Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Documentary film will mark Gilad Shalit’s 25th birthday

On Sunday, August 28, Gilad Shalit will turn twenty-five. It is the sixth birthday he will spend without his family and friends; the sixth birthday he will spend as a captive of Hamas terrorists who kidnapped him in a cross-border raid near Gaza in June 2006.

Two Naples synagogues, Temple Shalom and Beth Tikvah, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Collier County, invite the Jewish community and friends of Israel to mark Gilad Shalit’s twenty-fifth birthday with a unique and important program. On August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Shalom (4630 Pine Ridge Road, Naples), the acclaimed documentary Family in Captivity will be shown. Produced with the full cooperation and participation of the Shalit family, this 59-minute film intimately chronicles the human angle of Gilad’s kidnapping and the efforts and ordeal of his loved ones as they struggle to bring Gilad home.

Jewish communities throughout the world have shown this film over the summer, and our community is proud to join in these efforts to raise awareness about Gilad Shalit.

Advance registration is required for this free event. Please call the Temple Shalom office at 455-3030 to register.

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