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“Monument Man” Harry Ettlinger to Speak at UJA Event at Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club

“Monument Man” Harry Ettlinger will be the guest speaker at a luncheon following the combined men’s and women’s golf tournament to benefit the 2014 United Jewish Appeal Campaign of Greater MetroWest. The event will be held on Sunday, June 8, at the Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club in Scotch Plains.

The 2014 UJA Day and Golf Tournament will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30, and lunch at 1 p.m. Peter Pogany, Ruth Pogany, Cathy Tabak, and Jay Weinberg are Shackamaxon UJA chairs.

One of the original members of the World War II unit known as the “Monuments Men,” (the subject of the recent movie of the same name directed by George Clooney), Ettlinger will share his personal experiences in locating and recovering Nazi stolen art and speak about the vital need to preserve cultural treasures. Non-golf players are invited to a screening of Monuments Men at 10:30 a.m., which will be followed by the 1 p.m. lunch.

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The UJA Annual Campaign supports the work of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, which stands at the center of a network of 27 local and 4 overseas partner agencies that support families in crisis, provide job search and training services to the unemployed, support seniors and individuals of all ages with special needs, advocates for Israel, and responds to emergency and disaster situations around the world. Learn more by visiting www.jfedgmw.org.

The golf tournament and luncheon are open to club members and the public. The cost of $100 for non-club members includes breakfast and golf; lunch and the speaker are $36. Registration for club and non-club members is available at www.jfedgmw.org/shack. For further information, contact Jill Felton at jfelton@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-2926.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (Federation) stands at the center of a network of 27 partner agencies dedicated to providing comprehensive social services and meeting the educational, vocational, recreational, and social needs of Jews locally, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world. Federation also creates ways/spaces for people to connect to a multitude of Jewish experiences in personally meaningful ways. Responding to emergency and disaster situations around the world is another important part of the Federation mission.

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