Noah Miller from Israel Lacrosse will be speaking at the Jewish Community Center in Irvine on Monday May 16 at 7:00 p.m.. Whether you are a lacrosse player, have a son or daughter who plays lacrosse, a sports fan, or just love to hear a wonderful motivational speaker, you won’t want to miss this evening. This is a free event and all are welcome! Noah Miller is in California for a few days and only in Orange County for one evening.
THIS MONDAY, MAY 16 AT 7:00 pm
AT THE JCC – 1 Federation Way Irvine
Conference Room C.
Noah will speak about the impact that the sport of lacrosse has had on Israelis, and how the Americans have helped grow the sport there, facilitating lasting relationships between Israeli and American youth and adults. What it’s like to bring Lacrosse to the Middle East.
Noah, who hails from Burlington, Vermont, made his debut with the Israel men’s national team at the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships in Amsterdam. He “made Aliyah” (immigrated to Israel) in 2013 and was drafted in to the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as head commander and chief instructor of Krav Maga in the IDF Special Forces Combat School, charged with training both IDF and visiting foreign soldiers in the self defense system. He will also be speaking about his service in the IDF.
You will not want to miss Noah Miller speak! His enthusiasm for all he does is contagious. His unique perspective serving recently in the IDF is eye-opening, and his engaging and warm personality gives all who know him hope for building relationships that result in transformative, if not magical opportunities for American and Israeli kids alike.
Both prior to his time in the army and throughout his service, Miller was devoted to helping expand the reach of lacrosse into the Middle East. In 2014, Miller was awarded the Federation of International Lacrosse’s “Spirit of Lacrosse” Award for his work starting a co-existence lacrosse team in Jaffa.
Noah is a graduate of University of Vermont, where he played NCAA lacrosse. Miller also earned a Master’s degree in Applied Conflict Studies from Champlain College in 2012.
Also, Payton Fales, graduating senior, will join Noah and briefly share his experiences and involvement with Israel Lacrosse. Payton played on the Israeli U17 and U19 National teams. playing in European tournaments in Belgium and Poland, Payton felt immense responsibility and pride in donning the Israeli Jersey.
He will discuss his opportunities to work with children in schools in Ashkelon, Jeresulem, Jaffa, and Tel Aviv, teaching kids the fundamentals of lacrosse as he gained a deeper understanding of day to day life in Israel, making friends, and touring historical sites.
Noah’s tremendous efforts and diligent work around the clock for the kids in Israel, sets an unparalleled example for many Americans and Israelis and a testament to the power of sports to bring people together.
For more information contact Jill Fales – firstname.lastname@example.org