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Young Israel of Bal Harbour, located at 9295 Harding Avenue, 2nd floor, in Surfside, will be holding a Scholar in Residence Weekend January 17-18 with Rabbi Benjamin Blech. (The Shabbaton is being generously sponsored by Fred and Judy Farbman.)

Rabbi Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author and lecturer. A professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University, he has written twelve highly acclaimed and bestselling books. His Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed was chosen by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations as “the single best book on Judaism in our generation.”

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Friday night Minchah services will start at 5:40 p.m. and be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Rabbi Blech will speak on “The Sistine Chapel: the Hidden Jewish Message of Michelangelo.”

Shabbos morning Shacharis will begin at 9 a.m. The lecture at 10:30 a.m. will be on “Mysticism and the Modern World.”

Shabbos Minchah will begin at 4:45 p.m., followed by a special seudah shlishit for men and women. The topic: “Israel and Biblical Prophecy.”

Attendance at Shabbos dinner is by advance reservation only. Cost for members is $90; nonmembers $100. Space is limited so reserve early.

Call 305-866-0203 for more information or to make reservations.

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