Flight in memory of the souls of Auschwitz

Listen as Major General Elyezer Shkedy shares the story of his father’s survival of the Holocaust in Hungary and his instrumental role in a special IAF memorial fly-over of Auschwitz on September 2003 in memory of those murdered in Auschwitz.

For more information, please contact:

Tanya Mazor-Posner
Vice President of Development, Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation

Major General Elyezer Shkedy is a retired general of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who served as Israel’s 15th commander of the Israel Air Force from 2004-2008.  He is also a former CEO of EL AL, the flag carrier of Israel. Major General Shkedy has a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and a master’s degree (with honors) in Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, USA. In May 2005, Shkedy received the Legion of Merit from General John P. Jumper, then commander of the United States Air Force. In recent years Elyezer Shkedy has led social value start-ups and is a volunteer leader with numerous educational initiatives.

David Bitan is a history educator and the former community ambassador “Shaliach” for the Phoenix Jewish Federation.  He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Tel-Aviv University and is a PhD candidate at Haifa University in the department of Education.  David Bitan also served in the Israel Air Force.

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