Jason Gewirtz, a CNBC executive producer and a writer, and Shai Kivity, an IDF Talpiot officer from 2007 to 2016, will talk about Mr. Gewirtz’s book, “Israel’s Edge,” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:15, at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Israel speaker series. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

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Amanda Zoneraich chairs the evening; the committee includes Ariel Fabien, Mark Hirschberg, Judy Hochsztein, Josef Katz, Lee Lasher, Deena Seelenfreund, Evan Weintraub, and Helen Zelig. For more information, go to www.jfnnj.org/israelspeakers.