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A month-long Israel Culturfest, the first ever to be held in the metropolitan Chicago area, opened at the Skokie Public Library Thursday night and will continue through Nov. 30. It is sponsored by the Israel Consulate General for the Midwest and the township of Skokie, III, a suburb of Chicago. Consul General Moshe Gilboa and Mayor Albert J. Smith, of Skokie, served as hosts at the opening celebration. A multi-screen audiovisual presentation on Jerusalem highlighted the occasion. The Culturfest, which is open to the public, includes special exhibitions, shows, films, lectures, workshops and discussions on Jerusalem, archaeology, art, literature and other facets of Israeli culture.

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