As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Siggy Flicker understands the importance of education for peace and tolerance and the vitality of standing up to anti-Semitism.
In a time where she sees a false narrative of Israel being told, she hopes to motivate others in supporting Israel during the Jewish National Fund Women for Israel Luncheon at 11 a.m. May 21 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. Monica Robins, senior health correspondent at WKYC-TV, will moderate the event.
During Flicker’s appearance, she plans to share her personal story, her connection with Israel and facts on Israel that some in the audience may not have known before attending the event.
“I am one of a few celebrities that doesn’t hide behind my Jewishness. I’m actually a proud speaker,” she told the Cleveland Jewish News. “I hope to motive and inspire all to stand strong for the state of Israel because I believe we’re living in a time of false narratives and fake news.”
Flicker, who lives in Tenafly, N.J., was born during the Six-Day War in a bomb shelter in Jerusalem. She is a relationship expert, motivational speaker, author and was a cast member of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for two seasons, where she was the first Jewish member of the cast and showcased her family, heritage and religion with viewers.
“I saw a very positive response (from the show), it launched what I’m really passionate about. I never wanted or was passionate about being on that show, but I am the most passionate about what I’m doing right now,” she said referring to promoting Israel. “I’m just such a proud Jew and so proud of the state of Israel.”