Friday, November 27, 2015 Kislev 15, 5776
Congregation Mikveh Israel
Suggested donation for lunch $18


44 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Congregation Mikveh Israel, known as the "Synagogue of the American Revolution," is the oldest formal congregation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the oldest continuous synagogue in the United States. Mikveh Israel, "The Hope of Israel," was

Jewish Life in Bulgaria

March 22, 2014 12:00 PM

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Shabbat Shemini/Parah

20 Adar II 5774 ~ March 22, 2014

Service 9:00 A.M.

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Joseph Benatov holds a doctorate in comparative literature and literary theory from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation is entitled "Looking in the Iron Mirror: Eastern Europe in the American Imaginary, 1958-2001." He has also written on Jewish identity politics in Philip Roth's early fiction; the sensationalism of U.S. representations of life behind the Iron Curtain; and competing national narratives of the saving of the Bulgarian Jews during World War II. Dr. Benatov has taught Hebrew for a number of years and has also translated Israeli poetry and drama, including a play by Hanoch Levin, staged to wide acclaim in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Topic: Jewish Life in Bulgaria

A historical overview of the facts surrounding the deportation of

11,400 Jews from occupied territories in Northern Greece and Yugoslavia

and the successful resistance of German pressures to deport the 50,000 Bulgarian Jews.

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