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Family Night at the Museum set with presentation on Middle East

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Dakota Discovery Museum will host a presentation on the Middle East as a continuation of its summer series on Judaism.

Family Night at the Museum is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, with a presentation by Sally Abrams on “Israel and the Middle East: The Challenge of Peace.” The museum is located on the east side of campus on McGovern Avenue at Dakota Wesleyan University. There is no admission fee for the activity but visitors must reserve seats in advance by contacting Rod Brown, museum manager, at 996-2122.

Abrams co-directs the Speakers Bureau for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and speaks about Israel and/or Judaism in scores of churches, classrooms and civic groups. She also teaches Hebrew as part of the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools Program at the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis and writes a blog on Israel for TC Jewfolk and Times of Israel websites.

The museum opened its “Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota” and “Transfer of Memory” exhibits in May and this presentation is an extension of the exhibition.

“Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota” and “Transfer of Memory” exhibits will be open to the public at Dakota Discovery Museum through Sept. 15.

There is one final event as part of this series:

Sept. 5: Antisemitism – Phillis Goldstein, senior writer and researcher for Facing History and Ourselves publications, and author of “A Convenient Hatred: the History of Antisemitism, will give a presentation.