MRFF Secures Yom Kippur for AF Space and Missile Systems Center personnel, ‘Industry Days’ rescheduled

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AIR FORCE TIMES FLIGHTLINES

AF Space and Missile Systems Center Industry Days 1, Jewish High Holy Days 0

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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  • Whomever scheduled this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center industry days for Sept. 25 through Sept. 27, might need to repent if they don’t move the event to another set of days.It just so happens that this year’s event has been scheduled at exactly the same time that Jewish people observe what is considered the holiest day of their calendar, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.
  • That means attendance could be down, at least among Jewish aerospace professionals, for the event that typically attracts more than 400 aerospace professionals each year, according to the Website.The scheduling conflict has come to the attention of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group, whose founder Mikey Weinstein also happens to be Jewish. Weinstein said the foundation is prepared to seek a federal injunction to stop the event if the center doesn’t move it.

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Space and Missile Systems Center
will reschedule industry days

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Selected Article Excerpts:

  • With the threat of being dragged into court hanging over head, the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base has decided to reschedule its industry days for this year.
  • MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein received the news about the center’s change of heart directly from Executive Director Doug Loverro, a few hours after this post on Flightlines. We are still waiting on an official response from the center and can expect that response in about six days, according to a spokeswoman.
  • While its a win for MRFF and the 27 clients, 16 of which are Jewish, Weinstein isn’t quick to give too much credit to the center for backing down and changing the dates…

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