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ESRA Karmiel "The Balfour Declaration Centenary" with Elkan Levy

ESRA Karmiel Branch


"The Balfour Declaration Centenary- what's all the fuss about?"
with Guest Speaker Elkan Levy

This year on November 2nd will be the 100th anniversary of The Balfour Declaration, one of the most important documents leading to the State of Israel.

Based on a mixture of idealism, self-interest, and anti-Semitism; its emergence was neither assured nor applauded. Issued shortly before Allenby captured Jerusalem, it became endued with almost Messianic significance and its effect is felt to this day.

Elkan D Levy was until his Aliyah in 2011 the Director of the Office for Small Communities, responsible for 70 communities in the UK, from Truro to Margate and from Bognor to north of Aberdeen.  A solicitor for 30 years, he also served as President of the United Synagogue from 1996-99.

Educated in London, Israel and New York; Elkan is well-known as a dynamic lecturer who is deeply interested in British and World Jewry, its past and its future. He believes passionately in the unity of the Jewish people, and the religious imperative of speaking to all Jews, of all levels of observance and none.


Kehilat Hakerem
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