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.”
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.
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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