Engagement and Commitment to Global Jewry
On April 3, 2013, a group of local Jewish attorneys met with Irit Kohn, the president of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLI), where she discussed the organization that she represents, and its worldwide impact.
She shared inspiring stories about a number of exciting things she experienced during monumental historical cases...and why she became president of the association as soon as she retired.
"It was a pleasure to hear about the work of the IAJLI and its U.S. counterpart,"
said Brian M. Seymour, who works at Gunster Law Firm.
"A new weapon in the attacks on Israel is the misuse of International Law. The presentation provided great insight into how we can use our skills and expertise to help assist in defending Israel from illegitimate legal challenges...one more avenue to show our support for Israel."
The Federation provides multiple platforms for Jewish engagement and the meeting with Irit Kohn underscores our organizational commitment to global Jewry. The program further demonstrated what connects us as Jews – wherever we may be – and provided the group with a new opportunity to be involved and take action.