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WCI Sensory-Friendly Access Day with jkidphilly

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States

We invite children and teens of all abilities to join us in a quiet setting for art activities and story time at the museum and participate in a specially designed museum tour. Register here! Location: National Museum of American Jewish History / 101 S Independence Mall E / Philadelphia, PA / 19106 For more information,

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7:00 pm
Free

Lecture by DR. Vered Sakal: Colonial Rule: Jewish Communal Government in French Algeria, Monday, February 20th, 7:00 P.M.

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Mikveh Israel, 44 North Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

Join Congregation Mikveh Israel, 44 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. for a lecture by Dr. Vered Sakal. Dr. Sakal is a Fellow at the Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv Univ. and holds a Ph.D from Hebrew University. The lecture is sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for

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Colonial Rule: Jewish Communal Government in French Algeria

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Mikveh Israel, 44 North Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

Professor Vered Sakal of Tel Aviv University offers this lecture on a little-known aspect of Jewish history. When Algeria came under French occupation in 1830, the change of political regime transformed Jewish life from a legally autonomous community to a voluntary association - a metamorphosis that was critical to Jewish political modernity. Communal leaders could

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