Operation Protective Edge

 @ the home of Rob & Julie Bloom


Event address information available upon RSVP. Please contact Jodi Phares at jphares@jfgd.net for more information

Join us on Wednesday, November 2, at 6:30PM for an informative visit from Lieutenant Maayan Meyer as he speaks to his experience as an F-16 fighter pilot in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Lieutenant Meyer has served six years with the IDF, most recently as the squadron deputy commander of the 115th squadron. Lieutenant Meyer was on one of the first jets scrambled in the Second Lebanon war. In 2014, During Operation Protective Edge, he coordinated the planning and execution of the attack flight operations. Maayan was drafted into aviation course number 148 of the IDF Air Force. After graduation as an F-16 fighter pilot, he had an additional six months of tactical training with the 116th squadron before being placed with the 101st squadron in Hatzor. Lieutenant Meyer served an additional three years with the 115th during which he was appointed as deputy commander of the squadron.

Maayan was born and raised with his two siblings in Rehovot, where his parents still reside. His father, Shay, was born in South Africa and moved to Israel when he was 30. Right after he made Aliya, his father was drafted for the Yom Kippur war. Maayan’s father is a physicist who worked many years with IAI and is now retired. His mother Yochi, was born in Israel and was a nurse, she is now retired as well. His grandfather fought with the pre-48 Jewish military brigade (PALMACH). Maayan is now married to Elina, a biomedical engineer. Please join us in welcoming Maayan to Dayton as he shares his incredible experiences in the IDF.

This event is made possible through a partnership between the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and the Ohio Chapter of the FIDF.