Office of the Chief Rabbi

Bristol hears from Raid on Entebbe Commando


In a promising start to their growing social events programming, the Bristol community hosted Major Rami Sherman, an IDF commando who was instrumental in ensuring the success of the historic mission to rescue hostages from Entebbe airport. He spoke captivatingly about his experiences at the event, which was held to mark both Pesach Sheni and Yom Yerushalayim and drew a crowd of all ages, both from within the shul and student communities.

Evaluation from Rabbi Singer:

“The event was an amazing success, making history in Bristol with a full hall that was so quiet you could hear a pin drop! People from across the region came to Bristol Synagogue, made new friends in the community and came away with an increased awareness of the community’s services and programming.”

Participant Feedback:

  • “This was a fantastic event and I am so glad I went. It was so interesting, I could listen to him again. Thank you very much for arranging this event and I look forward to more like this.”
  • “Loved it. Rami was really inspiring and I felt quite moved by his narrative, especially when he was describing the tragic death of Roni Netanyahu.”
  • “Brilliant. This was one of the most interesting talks I have ever attended. It was an honour to hear Rami recounting his experience of saving Jews held prisoner. He makes one proud to be a Jew.”
  • “I have come away with an even deeper respect for our brave brothers and sisters that have served and are currently serving the state of Israel. I hope we can have more speakers of this calibre.”