Chabad Jewish Community Center presents Ilya Tarshansky in “Be Strong and Resolute”

Many across the globe were stunned when terrorists attacked peaceful cities and towns in Israel on October 7th of 2023. This Thursday, May 9, Folsom residents and area locals have a rare opportunity to hear the first-hand account of one of the survivors of the attack  at the Folsom Community Center in an evening with Kibbutz Be’eri Survivor Ilya Tarshansky, “Be Strong and Resolute”

On October 7th Ilya Tarshansky’s reality was shattered when terrorists attacked and burnt down his home, murdered his son, and kidnapped his daughter.  Ilya’s story “Be Strong and Resolute” presents his experience as well as provides a message of inspiration, courage, and hope.  


The evening is presented by the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom & El Dorado Hills. Ilya will share his story along with a video presentation and Q&A. Please note: Graphic images and themes of terrorism and violence will be discussed. This is not an event for children. For additional info, visit: or call 916 608 9811 x 101.

“It’s an honor for us to host Ilya and we’re so fortunate that he has agreed to come to Folsom in person to share his story,” said Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum of Chabad. “With all the confusing messages, it’s important for our communities to hear the first hand account of someone who personally experienced the horrors of October 7th.”


Tickets are available in advance only, according to a press release from Chabad Jewish Community Center.  According to the release, the event will have added security and there will be no bags or banners allowed by attendees. Tickets to attend are $15 and children must be over 13 to attend. VIP tickets are also available which include a pre-event meet and greet with the speaker for $180.  The Folsom Community Center is located adjacent to city hall at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom. 
For tickets and additional info, visit: or call 916 608 9811 x 101. 

Chabad actively promotes a greater awareness of the concepts of education, morality, and decency amongst all people for many years, in the United States and throughout the world. The Folsom center, serving Folsom, El Dorado Hills and the surrounding region, was established in 2007 to provide many diverse educational and social programs and has been successfully impacting our community in many positive ways. There are additional Chabad centers located in and around the greater Sacramento region and thousands of centers around the world.

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