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Annual Event 


Beit Hatefutzot, Zeevi Auditorium,
Monday, November 25th 2013

15:00-15:30 - Gathering
15:30-16:10 - AWARDS CEREMONY – MONTEFIORE CENSUSES - The Montefiore Censuses – presentation - The experience of working on the census and finding family - Introducing the steering committee and the volunteers - Certificates hand out
16:10-16:30 - Break
16:30-17:15 - Family relations in Jewish stories of the Middle Ages by Professor Ali Yasif, Department of Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University.
Professor Yasif was born in Romania (immigrated to Israel as a youngster) He is a Jewish Folklore researcher with emphasis on the Jewish story in the Middle Ages. Professor Yasif is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the student of the Professor Dov Noy – the founder of the Jewish Folklore Studies at the Hebrew University. Professor Yasif was for many years a faculty member of the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben Gurion University and since 2000 he is a Professor of Hebrew Literature at Tel Aviv University as well as serving as the Head of the Hebrew Literature Department for some years. Professor Yasif was a guest Professor at a number of Universities around the world, published many articles and books and won numerous awards for his contributions in the field.
17:15-18:00 - Jewish family crisis due to the great migration from Eastern Europe to the U.S., Dr. Mordechai Yushkovsky, an expert in language, literature and Yiddish folklore.
Dr. Mordechai Yushkovsky was born in Ukraine (immigrated to Israel in 1989), he holds a PhD. from Bar - Ilan University, an expert on Jewish Culture of Eastern Europe and its derivatives. During the last decade he developed many courses and lecture series for the public. Professor Yushkovsky believes that Yiddish culture is inseparable from the spiritual treasures of the Jewish People. Among his many activities he is the central Superintendent for Yiddish Studies at the Minister of Education, and the Head of the Center of Yiddish Studies at the Levinsky College of Education.

 Limited seats Register early to secure your seat at osemtov1@zahav.net.il or uzig101@gmail.com
Guests: 50 NIS members: free
Arriving: Beit Hatfutsot is in Tel Aviv University Campus Pedestrian entrance at Gate 2, Klausner St. Bus lines to Gate 2: 7, 25, 45, 271, 274. Train station: Tel Aviv University Merkaz Hayeridim. Entrance to campus parking – Gate 1 at Klausner St.
Campus map: http://www2.tau.ac.il/map/unimapl1n.asp

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