Cousin of Israeli Hostage to Speak in Sarasota

The Giving Coast

Leat Corinne Unger, the cousin of Omer Shem Tov, one of the 134 Israeli hostages still being held by Hamas in Gaza, will share his story here in Sarasota. Supported by numerous local Jewish organizations, “Bring Them Home” will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 5:30pm at Temple Emanu-El (151 McIntosh Rd.). 21-year-old Omer Shem Tov was attending the Nova Music Festival on October 7th when the Hamas terrorists struck. He was one of dozens abducted from the concert and thrown in a dirty white pickup truck. He was able to share his location with his parents who noticed the location was moving and headed in the direction of Gaza. They never heard from him again but were able to identify him from tattoos seen on Hamas videos. One of the released hostages said Omer, who suffers from asthma and coeliac disease, was alive when she was freed on Day 55. Leat is speaking around the United States to raise awareness of the hostages still in captivity. She is a passionate humanitarian activist dedicated to advocating for human rights, promoting peace, and providing humanitarian relief. Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi Elaine Glickman says, “We are honored to host Leat as she brings the plight of the Israeli hostages to our community. As evidenced by the many organizations who are partnering on this event, Sarasota is beautifully coming together to show their unified hope to bring the hostages home.” Partnering organizations are: American Jewish Committee (AJC), Aviva Senior Living, Congregation Kol HaNeshama, Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, Jewish Congregation of Venice, Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, JFCS of the Suncoast, Jewish National Fund (JNF), Temple Beth Israel, Temple Emanu-El, The Harvest Sarasota. The event is free, but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit sarasotatemple/events.org. For more information, email giselepintchuck@yahoo.com. 

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