15 2019

Great Jewish Americans 101 - Forged by the Sea

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County 1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603
949 435 3400 ext 303

Contact Cheryl Duzman
949 435 3400 X 303

$ Cost $ 12.00

Forged by the Sea: Stories from a Life of Naval Service
Meet Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski (ret), United States Navy. He will talk about famous Jewish Admirals and in particular how his personal hero, Commodore Uriah P. Levy inspired him. He discusses his personal experiences, dedicating a Torah on the world’s largest warship and his love of the Navy.

Presenter: Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski retired as a vice admiral after 38 years of dedicated and honorable service in the U.S. Navy. He is a second generation American descended from the Lithuanian Jews. He has dedicated 2 Holocaust Torahs on board Aircraft Carriers and celebrated Judaism at sea during his travels around the world.
JCC members $10, public $12, $14 at the door
Priority seating with reception before the event $50
Reception begins at 3:15 p.m.
Register online at under Adult programs