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SPIRIT: How Old Seforim Come Alive

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October 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

“How Old Seforim Come Alive”

Presented by: Eli Genauer

Eli Genauer is a collector of antique Seforim living in Seattle, Washington. He has written and lectured extensively about his collection. His articles have appeared in Jewish Action, Hakirah, The Seforim Blog, The Lehrhaus and Tablet Magazine. A retired businessman, Eli presently serves as a trustee of the Samis Foundation and as a member of the board of directors of Jewish Funders Network. He has had a long association with the Orthodox Union having served as a national vice president for many years.

–Examples of censorship in old Seforim
–Hashavas Aveidah – From Prague to Lublin to Warsaw to Seattle to Sao Paulo
–The Case of the Missing Diagrams
–Introducing “The Berelach”
–A Yemenite Ban

This is a pre-recorded program.  The link will be provided before 11 am on October 13 and on-demand access will be available. Watch at your convenience!

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Partnering Synagogues:
Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL) Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)
Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT) Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)
B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA) Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH) Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)
Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA) Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)
Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE) Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)
Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY) Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)
Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA) Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)
Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL) Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)
Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN) East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)
Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY) Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT) Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD) Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)
United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX) Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)
Young Israel of Brookline (MA) Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)
Young Israel of East Brunswick (NJ) Young Israel of Elkins Park (PA)
Young Israel of Hillcrest (NY) Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale (FL)
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY) Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY)
Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY) Young Israel of Southfield (MI)
Young Israel of Stamford (CT) Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)

For all questions or to become a Partnering Synagogue, please contact Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, steinigj@ou.org

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October 13, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm