RICHMOND - A bagel brunch open to the community - featuring a talk by David A. Brown - will be held next Sunday (March 26) from 10:15 a.m. until noon at the Temple Beth Hillel near Hilltop.
In 2015 Brown fulfilled a long-held desire to contribute to the well-being of the people of Israel. He got his wish by connecting with volunteers on a "Sar-El" mission. Sar-El is a non-profit organization open to non-Israeli citizens who wish to participate in national service.
Brown lived in Israel in barracks on Israeli Defense Force bases. He performed non-combat duties such as packing food and medical supplies, repairing machinery and helping to maintain the bases.
His talk will center on his experiences - and the satisfaction he says that came from the work.
A $5 donation is suggested for attendees.