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Sunday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Relevance and Enjoyment of Postal History and Philately (the Hobby of Stamp Collecting) For Jews in the 21st Century

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Philately and postal history have great relevance for Jews for many reasons. They allow Jews to connect to their Jewish roots. Postal history provides opportunities to collect material about people, themes and topics which publicize Jewish achievement, the Jewish religion and the roles of Jews in history and society. People therefore assemble items which tie to specific areas of Judaism or Zionism. They also collect material relating to Holocaust themes. People also collect just stamps of Palestine and Israel. These stamps commemorate many Jewish people and events. Ed Kroft , our presenter, is a postal historian who serves as the international president of the Society of Israel Philatelists, an international non-profit organization, with members in 24 countries.

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Ed Kroft of Vancouver now serves as the international president of the Society of israel Philatelists. Members of the Society are located in 24 different countries. Ed is a renowned writer and speaker on postal history and is a national judge of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. Aside from being a tax lawyer and a Torah,Haftorah and Megillah reader for many years, Ed has written many scholarly articles on various aspects of Holy Land... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm

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