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Saturday, February 16 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
In Russia They Called Us Jews, Here They Call Us Russians

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The Soviet Jewry movement is considered by most experts to have been the most successful accomplishment of the American Jewish community. It resulted in arguably the largest migration of Jews in history, as Russian Jews became Israeli, American, and German citizens. The cry “Let My People Go!” was victorious. This session will deal with the second part of that famous demand of Moses: while Jews from the former Soviet Union have become good Americans, have they become good Jews?

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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 →

Saturday February 16, 2013 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Trenton concourse level