Guest Speaker from Jerusalem Director Dr. Susanna Kokkonen
Sunday, Feb. 12th 10:30 AM at The Dwelling Place 2550 Redstone Road SW Huntsville, AL 35803
Sunday, Feb. 12th 6PM at The Oasis Christian Center 4942 Memorial Parkway NW Huntsville, AL 35803
Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, originally from Finland, is the Director of the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem and the Country Director for Italy and Scandinavia at the International Relations Division of Yad Vashem. Dr. Kokkonen is responsible for Yad Vashem’s many activities that include enrollment of new Friends and Partners for Yad Vashem’s many projects as well as responsibility for an annual International Christian Leadership Seminar.
Dr. Kokkonen travels around the world to speak about Israel, the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. She has been a featured guest speaker at the official Holocaust Memorial Day of Northern Ireland hosted by the First Minister’s office and spoken at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She has been an official speaker of the Canadian Holocaust Educational Week in 2010 and 2011. Fluent in six languages, she also writes regularly on Jewish and Israeli issues, and her articles have been published in various publications.
Prior to Yad Vashem, Dr. Kokkonen worked at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv. She received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004 in Holocaust studies. Her dissertation topic was “Jewish Refugees in Post-War Italy, 1945-1951”.
Service time is:
Sunday Feb 12 …….. 10:30AM
*Childcare provided for Sunday 10:30 AM service
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