IDF hero to address local Jewish teens


October 9, 2020

Yaron Porter

Yaron Porter is a former elite classified IDF special forces soldier who suffers from PTSD. Nine years ago he was one of the first fighters to clash with the Sinai ISIS on the Eilat border. After being attacked by the terrorists, his whole life fell apart as he had to rebuild everything from scratch, mentally, physically and financially at the age of 27.

On Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., Porter will share his amazing life story with high school students and CTeen at Nate's Shul 1701 Markham Woods Rd. in Longwood. 

His lecture will inspire the students to rise from any crisis, give them tools on how to deal with depression, anxieties and fears and how to win against all odds. He will also share of his activities with U.S. soldiers suffering from PTSD and on work to fight against suicide among military veterans in Israel and the U.S.

"We were initially hosting 'An Evening with the IDF' because we feel it is so important that Jewish kids growing up in the comfort of suburban America, understand the sacrifice of the IDF soldiers and the debt of gratitude we all owe them for keeping our people safe," said Chanshy Majesky of Chabad North Orlando. "When we found Yaron as a speaker and saw the tremendous life lessons on dealing with challenges that he'll be sharing - that was simply icing on the cake." 

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share my story with young Jewish American and I thank you Chabad and CTeen for hosting me," said Porter. 

This event is co-sponsored by Chabad of North and Greater Orlando CTeen chapter. 

CTeen -The Chabad Teen Network, is a club for Jewish teens with hundreds chapters around the world. The goal of Cteen is to provide the teens with a fun social club while learning about Judaism and giving back to the community. CTeen is open to all Jewish teens regardless of their background or affiliation.

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