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5/14/15

Jeffrey B. Plevan Annual Event: Stories from Around the World

Dan Raviv's exciting, frank, "you are there" style and incredible energy have thrilled lecture audiences from coast to coast. A foreign correspondent for more than 20 years for CBS News on radio and television, Dan Raviv is now the Washington-based National Correspondent for the radio network, as well as a bestselling author. He has covered all the major events in the war against terrorism and has interviewed all of the major Middle East players, including Israeli Prime Ministers Peres, Barak, Sharon, Olmert and Netanyahu. Raviv’s book, Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community (1990), was a national bestseller. His book, Comic Wars, is the full story of one of America's most contentious business battles – the Marvel Comics bankruptcy and takeover. His latest book, Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars (2012), is described by best-selling spy novelist Daniel Silva as “simply the most authoritative book ever written about Israeli intelligence.” An honors graduate of Harvard University, Dan Raviv is an expert on worldwide espionage and foreign affairs, a widely quoted expert on America's relations with Israel and a veritable vault of exciting stories. Read More »

4/26/15

4/12/15

Odessa Klezmer Band Concert

The word "Klezmer" is derived from Hebrew, and loosely translated means musical instrument. An eastern European tradition, Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) traveled from town to town to entertain at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and other occasions. Although Klezmer is more closely tied to Eastern Europe, other Jewish populations have also contributed different rhythms and styles--Turkisher, Rumanian Hora, Bulgar (Bulgaria), and Frailach (Germany). Jews brought this form of music with them when they immigrated to the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. As with other ethnic groups, Jewish Americans are rediscovering their roots, and Klezmer music is an integral part of the Jewish experience. Today, there are approximately 50 working Klezmer bands nationwide.  Read More »

2/26/15

Stern Family Institute for Israel Studies

Thursday evening, February 26th the public is invited to attend a fascinating presentation entitled " A Lense on Israel: A Society Through Its Cinema" with Gratz alumnus, Dr. Eric Goldman. R.S.V.P. to Mindy Cohen, 215-635-7300 x155. Read More »

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