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This month we discuss a new survey on Millennials and their knowledge of Jewish History, a fascinating conversation on LGBTQ rights in Israel with three representatives from the organization Israel Gay Youth, and the surprising Jewish history of a summertime staple: the classic American hot dog. And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down with Philadelphia Orchestra Interim President Ryan Fleur to discuss his family’s Jewish history and his experience in Israel with the recent successful Philadelphia Orchestra tour and patron mission.

Holocaust Survey

Read about the new survey released by the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: New Holocaust Survey

Israel Gay Youth

Read more about our Israeli Change Makers: Israel Gay Youth: Welcoming All

Listen to a bonus episode with representatives from Israel Gay Youth



Jewish Gem

Read more about How Philly’s First Hot Dog Shop (Maybe) Saved the Phillies.

Philadelphia Orchestra/Jewish Federation Tour of Israel

Read some of the press coverage here and here

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