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Friday, February 15 • 8:45pm - 10:00pm
From Marx to Moses: The Personal Odyssey of a Refusenik

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Leonid Feldman was a passionate leader in the Communist Youth movement – Komsomol. He was a patriot of his country who wanted to spread communism all over the world and destroy American imperialism. During his college studies, he received an “A” in Scientific Atheism – a mandatory subject in every Soviet university. Today, Feldman is the first and only Soviet-born Conservative Rabbi in America, serving a pulpit in West Palm Beach, Florida. This session will explore this remarkable transformation.


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Leonid Feldman

Leonid Feldman is a living example of the drama of modern Jewish history. He has experienced total assimilation, Jewish rebirth, violent anti-Semitism, imprisonment in Russia as a Zionist activist, and freedom in the West. The spiritual leader of Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach, he is the first and only Soviet-born Conservative rabbi in America. His emotional return to his hometown of Kishinev was featured on the NBC TODAY Show, and the Israeli... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Boardroom II ballroom level