Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Oct. 8, 2012
-- The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County will host a presidential debate on Thursday, October 25 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Senator Norm Coleman will appear on behalf of Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Robert Wexler will represent President Barack Obama. The debate will focus on the following topics: Israel, Iran, Syria, Arab spring, as well as domestic issues like budget cuts and Medicare. Following the debate, the floor will be opened for questions.
Senator Coleman, an American attorney and politician, was a United States senator from Minnesota from 2003 to 2009. He was elected in 2002 and served in the 108th, 109th, and 110th Congresses. Congressman Wexler served parts of Palm Beach and Broward Counties in the House of Representatives from 1997-2010. He is currently the president of the Washington-based S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. The debate will be moderated by William Daroff, vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Office of The Jewish Federations of North America.
The debate, which was the brainchild of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a department of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, will be chaired by Keith Sonderling, Attorney at Gunster Law Firm; Robin Bernstein, President at Richard S. Bernstein and Associates; Ilan Kaufer, Senior Regulatory Affairs Analyst at Florida Power & Light; and Arlene Klein, Attorney at Akerman Senterfitt Law.
The JCRC is led by Chair Jonathan Gilbert and Executive Director Luis Fleischman. The JCRC advocates for Israel, educates the greater Palm Beach County community on Jewish issues, and participates in a broad variety of social justice activities.
“South Florida will once again take center stage in a presidential election, with the strong Jewish community here in Palm Beach County having a great influence,” said Gilbert. “The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is proud to host this event and be part of the critical conversation between Republicans and Democrats taking place just days before Election Day 2012.”
Tickets are complementary, but advance reservations are required. Please RSVP to Mary.Greco@JewishPalmBeach.org.
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County serves residents from Boynton Beach to Jupiter and west to Wellington as the central Jewish community-building organization of the greater Palm Beaches. Federation strengthens Jewish identity, energizes the community’s relationship with Israel and meets the human needs of the Jewish community in Palm Beach County, Israel and 70 countries around the world. Visit http://www.JewishPalmBeach.org
to learn more.