Devorah has a sterling resume of public speaking, civic and communal awards, counter-terrorist expertise and identification of radical groups even prior to 9/11. Termed “a true fighter against terrorism,” by the FBI, Devorah has traveled a hard road from grieving mother to international counter-terrorist authority over the past 20 years. Her journey began on March 1st, 1994, when a Lebanese gunman murdered her beloved 16-year old son Ari in a terrorist attack on the Brooklyn Bridge. Grief and fury over her eldest son's murder transformed Devorah into an activist and crusader. Her activism and vigilance in the era leading up to the attacks of 9/11 has been deemed prescient by law enforcement. Today, she is a sought-after authority locally, nationally and around the world as a new threat of terror seizes hold of the planet. Named as one of the coveted Forward Fifty, by The Forward newspaper, Devorah is a voice for victims the world over. Despite being vulnerable to death threats, Devorah will not be dissuaded from pursuing her goal: to create a terror-free world. “Having known Devorah for many years, her dedication to protect our citizens and most importantly our children is admirable. She is a beacon to the community and has taught us all about the horrible affects of terrorism on our country,” stated former NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani on the occasion of her being honored with the FBI’s New York Division’s Director’s Community Leadership award in 2009. (She was honored with a similar award in Washington, DC in 2010). Contact Chaplain Halberstam.