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ESRA Haifa "The Balfour Declaration 1917' with Elkan Levy

ESRA Haifa Branch

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Guest Speaker Elkan Levy

"The Balfour Declaration 1917"

This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration which took place in London in November 1917.

The Balfour Declaration was a single paragraph in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

It read: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
A week later, this letter was published and became common knowledge.

Elkan Levy made Aliyah in 2011 from the U.K. A solicitor by profession, he was President of the United Synagogue from 1996 to 1999 and was the Director of the Office for Small Communities. Elkan is a very sought after speaker on many Jewish topics.


Haifa, Central Carmel
Beit Hecht Cultural Center, Room 102 located on the entrance floor.
(next to the Cinematheque and Auditorium)
Contact Name: 
Harry or Melvyn
054-425 3333 054-744 6942
Price for Members: