Chabad of Fairfield Hosts Special Forces Sharpshooter Izzy Ezagui, May 24

Fairfield, CT  - On Thursday, May 24, the decorated IDF squad commander Izzy Ezagui will speak at the Chabad of Fairfield about the devastating yet transformational experience of losing his dominant arm in a direct mortar hit during Operation Cast Lead in January 2009. Six months later, in an incredible feat of endurance and triumph, Ezagui returned to the battlefield with his combat unit.

Ezagui, 29, grew up in Miami and now serves as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Israel, delivering motivational speeches and raising money for hospitals, rehabilitation programs and other charitable organizations. With humor and passion, his memoir, “Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World’s Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter”, chronicles his journey navigating life with one arm.

Thursday’s event, which is co-sponsored by Chabad of Fairfield and the Friendship Circle of Fairfield County, will begin with a VIP reception at 7:00 PM followed by his talk and subsequent book signing at 8:00 PM. The evening is free and open to the public, with VIP sponsorship opportunities available. 

RSVP is requested and can be made online via www.chabadff.com or by calling 203.373.7551.

WHERE: Chabad of Fairfield - 452 Brookside Dr, Fairfield, CT

WHEN: May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm 

COST: FREE | VIP Sponsorship $136

TO RESERVE A SPACE: Register online at www.chabadff.com or call 203 373 7551



Chabad believes that every Jewish person is equally endowed with an enduring 'Jewish spark', which transcends the differences of background or affiliation.

By creating an array of innovative programming for adults, children and families, Chabad seeks to tap into this reservoir of Jewishness, with the goal to promote an inspired commitment to Judaism and a deepened awareness of its teachings, and to achieve a more unified and robust  celebration of Jewish life in Fairfield. For more information on Chabad please visit www.chabadff.com


The Friendship Circle was founded on the idea that within each person is a soul, regardless of any limitations that may surround it. The Friendship Circle's unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children, teens or adults with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower individuals with special needs, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. For more information on the Friendship Circle, please visit www.friendshipct.com


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