Trailblazing Businesswoman Urges Strong Connection to One’s Jewish Identity

The American Friends of The Citizens’ Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI) recently hosted two exclusive gatherings in honor of visiting Israeli social activist and entrepreneur Ms. Galia Albin.  The first event, spearheaded by the CECI Young Leaders, was a cocktail reception on February 25, 2010 at the Beverly Hills home of Abe and Nora Shofet.  The second event was a “Female Powerhouse Luncheon” on March 1, 2010 at the Beverly Hills home of Nassim and Majdoline Mussry.   Sponsors included:  El Al Airlines, Bank Leumi, Sara J. Pastries, Cloud 9, and Lee’s Liquors.

Ms. Albin traveled to Los Angeles to share her passion for the renewal of a strong Jewish identity, something she believes has been lost in the hearts of the young generation of Jewish citizens. “My generation got Israel on a Silver Platter straight from parents who escaped the Holocaust….Our problem and the instability of our government in Israel is because we lost the sense of identity. Each citizen in Israel feels, hey it’s all about me. No, it’s about the country. The only party that matters is the party that is called the State of Israel.  We forgot one agenda, called the State of Israel.”

Consistent with CECI’s efforts in Israel, Ms. Albin echoed the importance of teaching young people about their civic rights and responsibilities.  She emphasized that education and a strong sense of identity are integral in building a stable, enduring future for the State of Israel.

To learn more about CECI’s exciting programs and how you can receive invitations to exclusive upcoming events, please contact Soraya Nazarian at 310-300-4120 or email her at

(From left to right) Citizens Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI) Executive Director Dora Kadisha, Pouran Nazarian, Majdoline Mussry, Galia Albin, CECI Director of Development Soraya Nazarian, Galit Dayan, and Jeannine Sefton.

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