Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Young Israel of Bal Harbour is planning an inspiring scholar-in-residence weekend for parshah Vayechi. The Shabbaton will take place Friday, January 6 through Shabbos, January 7. The featured speaker will be internationally acclaimed lecturer Rabbi Yaakov Yagen. The gathering promises to be a dynamic and educational event.
Friday night Minchah/Kabbalas Shabbos will begin at the synagogue at 5:30 p.m. A sumptuous dinner will follow at the Solimar Condominium (north building) at 9559 Collins Avenue in Surfside. The Friday evening lecture will be “Harnessing the Power Within You.” Child care will be available during the lecture.
Shacharis will begin at Y.I.B.H. at 9 a.m. The drasha will be “Joseph and his Brothers – a Harbinger of Things to Come.” A lovely kiddush will follow the service.
Minchah will take place at 4:30 p.m. It will be followed by a lavish seudah shlishis. The topic will be “Powder keg in the Middle East, Economic Burnout in Europe, Anti-Semitism on the Rise: What’s the Message?”
Rabbi Yagen is founder and director of Aish Tamid, a multi-faceted community outreach organization that caters to the needs of Jews in New York and beyond. He is also founder and director of Midrasha, a successful program of classes and lectures in Jewish communities around the country.
Rabbi Yagen has lectured widely. He has endeared himself to audiences everywhere with his dynamic presentation and vast knowledge.
Shabbos dinner is available by advance reservation. The cost is $50 per adult and $10 for children. Young Israel of Bal Harbour is located at 9592 Harding Avenue (2nd floor) in Surfside. Call 305-866-0203 or e-maiI email@example.com for more information.
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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