Join us for a conversation with Yair Golan, Israeli politician and senior military officer, who is leading a movement to rebuild Israel’s civil society. Yair will speak about his personal experience and share his vision for a secure, egalitarian, and democratic Jewish state that will be a prosperous, free home for all its people and a safe haven and beacon of light for Jews everywhere. 

About the speaker:

Yair Golan is a devoted public servant, who spent 38 years of his life defending Israel as a soldier in the IDF, rising to the rank of major general and assuming the role of Deputy Chief of Staff.

Transitioning to politics after his service, he served in the Knesset and as a deputy Minister of the Economy. In early 2023, he founded a movement to rebuild Israel’s civil society.

General Golan is widely recognized in Israel for his bravery, patriotism, and integrity. After his courageous actions on October 7th, 2023, he is considered a beloved national hero. His actions on that dark day highlighted General Golan’s deep personal commitment to Israel and his willingness to sacrifice for Israel’s safety and democratic principles, adding a significant chapter to his already distinguished career.

Born in 1962 into a military family, Golan is a graduate of Tel Aviv University and Harvard University, and is an alumnus of the Wexner Israel Fellowship. He is married to his lifelong partner, Ruth, with whom he has five sons and a granddaughter.

Registration is not required.