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Public Invited to Dinner Conversation With ProfessorRichard Hovannisian and Rabbi Elie Spıtz, August 18

The Congregation B’nai Israel of Tustin, California, has organized an evening of food and conversation with Professor Richard Hovannisian and Rabbi Elie Spitz on the topic of genocide, its aftermath, and identity with a focus on the Armenian and Jewish experiences. The conversation, which follows a similar dialogue between Hovannisian and Professor Elie Wiesel at Chapman University earlier this year, will take place at Sunday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel located at 2111 Bryan Avenue in Tustin.

Zov’s Bistro will cater the evening’s dinner. Tickets for the Conversation and Dinner ($15.00 by August 5)
may be reserved by telephone at B’nai Israel 714-730-9693 or by e-mail at cbi18@cbi18.org 
Please join us as we welcome this noted scholar and historian to CBI to discuss the similarities and differences between Jewish and Armenian genocides.
The Similarities and Differences Between Jewish and Armenian Genocides  
Professor Richard G. Hovannisian
Sunday, August 18, 6:00 PM Kosher Armenian Dinner mentored by Zov Karamardian of Zov’s Bistro
7:15 PM Conversation with Rabbi Elie Spitz and Q&A
RSVPs received by August 5:
Dinner/Conversation: Adults – $15; Children 13 and under – $10
Conversation Only: $5
RSVPs received after August 5:
Dinner/Conversation: Adults $20; Children 13 and under – $12
Conversation Only: $10
CBI Enrichment Patron’s attend at no charge for dinner/conversation
Contact the CBI office to make your reservation
at (714) 730- 9693 or cbi18@cbi18.org.
The Armenian Genocide, from 1915 – 1923 entailed the death of the majority of Armenians living in Turkey. Professor Hovannisian grew up near Fresno, CA in a community of 20,000 – 30,000 Armenians, 90% of whom had a survivor in their family. Today there are hardly any surviving eye-witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Professor Hovannisian is a prolific author on Armenian history and has edited a book on Jewish and Armenian responses to diaspora. Professor Hovannisian was appointed in 1987 as the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA. Hovannisian is a Guggenheim Fellow who has received numerous honors for his scholarship, civic activities, and advancement of Armenian Studies. In 2010-2011 he received UCLA Alumni Association’s “Most Inspiring Teacher” award.
This is an evening to learn the similarities and differences between the Jewish and Armenian genocides and to explore how communal memory is preserved when there are no more eye-witnesses.
Congregation B’nai Israel  2111 Bryan Ave., Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 730-9693  cbi18@cbi18.org  www.cbi18.org

Gönderen: Nurhan Becidyan / anbecid@sprynet.com

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