Israel’s ambassador to the United States to speak in Milwaukee

Israel’s ambassador to the United States will speak in Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 5.

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee have joined together for a special lunch program with Ambassador Ron Dermer.

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States

The June 5 luncheon is set to take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the War Memorial Center – Memorial Hall, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The program is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $20, and kosher lunch available upon advance request.

Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He earned a degree in finance and management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. For three years, he was a columnist for the Jerusalem Post.

In 2004, he co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book, “The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror,” which has been translated into ten languages. From 2005-2008, Dermer served as Israel’s Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States.  From 2009-2013, he served as senior advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He is married to Rhoda and has five children​.

RSVP is required by May 25 at or call 414-390-5781.