Author and Middle East Expert to Speak about Security Challenges Impacting Israel’s Future

On Sunday, May 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Rumson, Dr. Avi Perry, a popular talk show host, Middle East expert, and former professor at Northwestern University, will speak about security issues, both external and internal, that affect Israel’s viability and strategic direction in the Middle East.  Open to the public, the lecture is being co-sponsored by CBI, Monmouth Reform Temple, and the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah.

Dr. Perry is a veteran analyst of the Middle East and his views are frequently solicited in the media. Born in Israel, Dr. Perry served as an intelligence operative during and after Israel’s Six Day War.  A former technology company vice president, Dr. Perry is the author of 72 Virgins, a thriller about the covert war on Islamic terror, as well as several technical books.  He is a frequent contributor to the Jerusalem Post, Israel National News, and international publications.  Dr. Perry hosts a weekly talk show on Paltalk News Network (PNN), featuring analysis of issues regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict and U.S. politics.

The presentation will take place in the social hall of CBI and will be followed by a book signing. There is a $5 charge for non-members of CBI and Hadassah. Light refreshments will be served.  Kindly RSVP to CBI Director Emilie Kovit-Meyer at 732-842-1800 x 203 or

CBI is located at 171 Ridge Road, at the corner of Hance and Ridge Roads in Rumson. Serving the Jewish community for more than 90 years, the synagogue serves as a spiritual home for families throughout Monmouth County, provides religious education for preschoolers to adults and hosts social and civic functions for the community. For more information about CBI, visit