New Faces of Aliyah, Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Dinner at 6:00. Discussion starting at 6:45.
Duke Freeman Center For Jewish Life

Meet three Young Leaders from Israel who left their homes as teens to make
aliyah. What's it like to begin anew in the Jewish homeland? What are their
hopes and fears? How do they perceive their Jewish partners in the States?

Dmitry Schimmelfarb is from Russia. Within 8 years of reaching Israel, he
has achieved a great deal at the age of 24. He has completed his army
service and is now studying International Relations and Asian studies. He
spent last summer back in the Ukraine where he was a counselor at a Jewish
Agency Youth Summer Camp.

Orly Rosenbaum is from Morocco. Her mother was a teacher at the Jewish
school in Casablanca. She made aliyah with her parents in 1965 and the
family settled in Beer Sheva. She was active in community work concentrating
on disadvantaged youth and is currently head of the Former Soviet Union Desk
in the Education Department of the Jewish Agency.

Ronen Krausz is the son of Hungarian immigrants and was born and raised in
Beer Sheva. He decided to dedicate himself to encouraging the immigration to
Israel of the younger generation of the Former Soviet Union. He has been
working with the Jewish community in Kazan Russia where he lived teaching
Hebrew and Judaic values to young people. He is studying at the Hebrew
University towards a Bachelors degree in International relations. In his
spare time, he leads teen encounters and Jewish identity seminars for new
immigrants at the Gesher institute in Jerusalem.

Don't miss this special program. Dinner at Duke is kosher and ranges from
approximately $5-10. Please call the Durham/Chapel Hill Federation for more
details at (919) 489-5335.

To the Duke Freeman Center for Jewish Living:

>From Raleigh:
Take 1-40 west to Hwy 147 north (Durham Freeway). Continue north on 147 and
exit at Swift Avenue.  Turn left at the top of the ramp and cross back over
the highway. The Freeman Center is on the left (1/2 mile, or so).

>From Chapel Hill:
Take 15-501 to 85 north. Stay on this for a few miles. Take Hwy147 south to
Swift Avenue. Turn right at the top of the ramp. The Freeman Center is on
the left (1/2 mile, or so).

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