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Jewish Community Center of Greater Dayton Cultural Arts & Book Festival – Disarmed with Izzy Ezagui
October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $8
On January 8, 2009, Izzy Ezagui, an American who had enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at 19, lost his arm in a mortar attack on the border of the Gaza Strip. Izzy recounts his tortuous trek through rehabilitation to becoming the world’s only one-armed Special Forces sharpshooter. In the midst of disaster, Izzy discovered a deep well at his core from which he could draw strength. While he continues to serve in an elite unit in the reserves, Izzy delivers inspirational talks across the United States and internationally, encouraging people to seek their own power and to face whatever adversity life throws at them.