Consul General of Israel in NY to stop by Jacobson JCC

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Jacobson JCC’s Israeli Series will feature a screening of the first episode of Netflix’s “The Spy,” starring actor Sasha Baron Cohen. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 7:00 p.m., Sid Jacobson JCC’s Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel will offer a screening of the first episode of the Netflix’s “The Spy.” Along with a group viewing of the miniseries, attendees with have the opportunity to discuss the episode with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York.

“We are excited about the amazing opportunity to connect members of the community with AJC through their partnership with us on the event,” says Gili Dvash, director of the Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel, Sid Jacobson JCC. “We like to expose the community here to issues that are happening in Israeli society, and that’s what this event will allow thanks to Ambassador Dayan’s participation.”

Following a viewing of the first episode of “The Spy,” attendees are invited to enjoy a conversation about the show with Amb. Dani Dayan, moderated by Arnie Herz, president of the Long Island region of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Amb. Dayan officially assumed the post of Consul General of Israel in New York in August 2016. As Consul General, he represents the State of Israel to communities from throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware.

The Netflix six-part miniseries “The Spy,” which first aired in September 2019, stars actor Sacha Baron Cohen and is inspired by the story of Israel’s most prominent spy, Eli Cohen, who infiltrated the Syrian government in the 1960s. The first episode, titled, “The Immigrant,” shows Egyptian-born Eli Cohen being recruited by Mossad and put through a crash course in spying to get an agent inside Syria. Cohen recently received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for his role in the drama.

This event is free to SJJCC members and $10 per person for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. To learn more about the Randie Waldbaum Malinksy Center for Israel’s Israeli Series: “The Spy” or to register, visit contact Galit Mimran, Community Shlicha, at 516.484.1545 ext. 126 or

To learn about upcoming Israeli Series events taking place on Thursdays, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7 and June 4, visit

Submitted by Sid Jacobson JCC

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