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Christian, Jewish leaders & communities, join to honor memory of Israel Christian Nexus founder, Israeli Gen. Shimon Erem

Gen. Shimon Erem attending StandWithUs Chanukah, 2011
Gen. Shimon Erem (z"l), who founded the Israel Christian Nexus, succumbed to cancer at the end of May at the age of 90.  His supporters and family gathered to hold In the Footsteps of Gen. Shimon Erem (1922-2012) a "Shloshim" (30-days) Memorial Event on Thursday, June 28th held at Cong. Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills.

Program: Gen. Shimon Erem's characteristics - and who addressed it:

A Soldier for Israel - Hon. David Siegel- Consul General for Israel to the Southwest US.

A Bridge Builder - Pastor Jim Tolle- Senior Pastor, La Iglesia en el Camino
Pastor Jim Tolle consoles widow, Danielle Erem
Founding Pastor of several hundred Spanish-language churches in North & South America; Board Member of Israel Christian Nexus.

Dr. Jack Hayford- Chancellor, The King's University, Los Angeles, Immediate Past President, Int'l Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Founding co-Chairman, Israel Christian Nexus

Tributes from around the world
Messages from Israel - read by Ari Bussel, ICN founding Board Member
Letters from Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon and previous Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan.
Messages from Congress - read by Larry Greenfield, Israel Christian Nexus founding Board Member.

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Dina Leeds - Israel Christian Nexus Vice President
Naomi Urman - longtime family friend
Miri Shepher - Israeli Leadership Council Executive Board member
Danielle Erem - Shimon's wife and beloved partner

Memorial Prayer - Rabbi Kalman Topp of Cong. Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills

Event organized by Patricia Johnson, Acting Director, Israel Christian Nexus.

Israeli General Shimon Erem, discussed the importance of guaranteeing Jewish safety- inside and outside of Israel.  He tells of accompanying David ben Gurion to Holocaust concentration camps- which experiences shaped ben Gurion's Zionist defense (and retaliation / deterrence) policies. Gen. Erem delivered this talk at LimmudLA in 2010.

Gen. Erem shares David ben-Gurion's principles of fighting for Jewish survival including activating the Jewish community outside of Palestine and forming alliances with non-Jews interested in protecting Jewish rule in the free, restored Israel. After seeing these camps, David Ben-Gurion established a policy to deter anti-Semitic violence- through Israel's own forces and through establishing global alliances with committed Jews and Christians in the diaspora.

May Gen. Shimon Erem's memory be for a blessing.

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