Confronting your Fears: The Commando Way An intimate conversation with an IDF special forces combat paramedic

Congregation Temple Israel is hosting a special presentation by Guy Melamed, IDF special forces combat paramedic. Guy will share his personal experience as a person involved in the Israel Defense Force elite 669 Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit. This program is in partnership with Jewish Federation of St. Louis’s Sh’ma Listen! Speaker Series and is open to the entire community.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:00 pm
Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141)
Free of charge; everyone is welcome.
RSVP by Monday, April 8, 2019 to Martina Stern at or 314-432-8050.
Event Chair: Billy Rubenstein

About the speaker:
Guy Melamed recently finished four and half years of military service as a non-commissioned officer in the Israel Defense Force elite 669 Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit. He grew up in the pioneering community of Hoshaya, located in the Yezreel Valley. During high school, Guy participated in and headed several leadership programs including the Bronfman Youth Fellowships and the Israel Foreign Service Young Ambassadors program. He was also elected Youth Chairman of the Yezreel Valley Regional Council. It was during high school that Guy discovered his passion for emergency medicine and thus started dedicating his time to volunteering with Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service and United Hatzalah as a medic and later as a paramedic, and in the emergency room at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. Guy is a writer, a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan karate and instructor, a certified search and rescue scuba diver and a rappelling instructor. He is fluent in both Hebrew and English.

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