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For Immediate Release: Orlando Bowen to Speak at Beth Torah Yom Kippur Services

Beth Torah Congregation is proud to host Orlando Bowen as part of our Six·Degrees·of·Inspiration series during High Holiday Services.

The intent of Six·Degrees·of·
Inspiration was to give public expression to our fears and hopes, wishes, desires, and aspirations in the New Year, by inviting speakers who have lived, struggled and triumphed.

Orlando Bowen is a game-changer and a messenger of hope who inspires change with his words and delivers results with his actions. He is a speaker, trainer and the founder and Executive Director at One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization.

Orlando Bowen was a linebacker in the CFL from 2000-04. He began his career with the Toronto Argonauts and ended it while playing for the Hamilton Tigercats. His career was sadly cut short after a severe concussion suffered at the hands of two corrupt police officers. In 2004, while waiting to meet friends while in a parking lot, Orlando was approached by two undercover officers who accused him of dealing drugs. The officers then physically beat Bowen who suffered significant injuries to the head. Bowen was acquitted of any wrongdoing, and just one month before the acquittal, one of the officers was arrested and charged with possessing and trafficking cocaine.

Orlando’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of others by motivating people to take action. His heart for people and his desire to see companies reach their fullest potential has made him an influential entrepreneur and an inspirational innovator in the business community. Orlando has used story-telling, fitness activities and cognitive exercises to teach resilience, leadership and teamwork to over 300,000 people.

We are pleased to have Orlando join us for Yom Kippur services and for Rosh Hour. Orlando's engagement is made possible through the generosity of Miles S. Nadal and Family.

Full Yom Kippur schedule can be found here. 

Thu, 18 July 2019 15 Tammuz 5779