Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
Organization:
Congregation Beth El Yardley
Cost:
$13/person
Location:
375 Stony Hill Road
Yardley  Pennsylvania  19067
United States
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Congregation Beth El is a Conservative, egalitarian congregation committed to Jewish values and practices. Beth El strives to inspire its congregants toward continued growth and commitment to Judaism and all facets of Jewish life.

“NICHOLAS WINTON—THE POWER OF GOOD” featuring guest speaker PETER A. RAFAELI

March 23, 2014 10:00 AM
Congregation Beth El Hazak invites everyone to a special presentation of … 
 
“NICHOLAS WINTON—THE 
POWER OF GOOD” 
Winner of a 2002 International Emmy Award and the true-life story of the great man who saved the lives of 669 children from Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1939 and NEVER SPOKE ABOUT IT FOR FIFTY YEARS. 
 
FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER 
 
PETER A. RAFAELI 
Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic for Eastern Pennsylvania, the State of Delaware, and Southern New Jersey 
 
Sunday, 
March 23, 2014 
10:00am 
 
$13/person 
 
Program includes brunch, film 
showing and an interactive 
discussion with Peter Rafaeli 
 
Please RSVP with payment by March 16, 2014 
 
Peter A. Rafaeli serves for the last twenty years as the first post-Communist Consul General of the Czech Republic in Philadelphia with jurisdiction over Eastern Pennsylvania, the State of Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. 
 
Mr. Rafaeli is a Holocaust survivor from the former Czechoslovakia. His own father, who was blind, was “beaten to a bloody pulp by Nazi sympathizers and died.” He and his mother were transported to Ravensbruck and then Buchenwald, where she was killed. 
 
Rafaeli escaped and went into hiding with false identity papers. In 1949, he went to Israel, where he married his wife, also a Czech survivor. (Inez Rafaeli, who died last year, lost most of her family and, said her husband, “relived the Holocaust every day of her life.”) They had two daughters before immigrating to the United States in 1961. Rafaeli earned a high school diploma and worked full-time while earning a degree from Johns Hopkins University. He went on to have a successful career in the auto industry. 
 
Since retiring, he has served as treasurer and president of the American Friends of the Czech Republic and was appointed to his honorary post in Philadelphia in 1993.
 

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