Haifa mayor to discuss compassionate cities at program here

Yona Yahav

Yonah Yahav, the mayor of Haifa, Israel, is coming to Louisville to speak on the need for compassionate cities.
Yahav will join a panel discussion with Bryan Warren, director of globalization for Louisville Metro, on Tuesday, July 25, 7:15 p.m., at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road.
Yahav and Warren will address how their respective cities are strengthened by compassion and diversity, the challenges facing their communities and what they have in common.
A career politician and former officer in Military Police Corps, Yahav, 73, studied law at Hebrew University and the University of London. He was a Labor Party member of the Knesset from 1996-99.
After leaving Labor, Yahav was elected mayor in 2003 on the Shinui-Greens ticket. He joined Kadima in 2006.
The third largest city in Israel (population 278,000), Haifa is unique in Israel due to its diversity and respect for different cultures and religions. It has a large Arab population, both Christian and Muslim. It is also a center of the Baha’I faith. (The world famous Baha’I Gardens are located there).
For more information, contact Matt Goldberg, director of community relations for the Jewish Federation of Louisville, at mgoldberg@jewishlouisville.org or 502-238-2707.

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