Rabbi Sacks Headlines Two Long Island Shabbatons

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to Take Part in Great Neck and Five Towns YU Weekends 

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Yeshiva University’s Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought, will be speaking as part of two Yeshiva University Community Weekends in March on Long Island, one in Great Neck and the other in the Five Towns.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will take part in two Yeshiva University Long Island community weekends.

On Shabbat Parah, Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei, March 13-14, Rabbi Sacks will present a Friday night lecture at 9 p.m. at the Great Neck Synagogue on “The Three Greatest Challenges Facing the Orthodox Community Today and their Solutions.” He will deliver the Shabbat morning drasha at the Young Israel of Great Neck at 11 a.m. on “From Exodus to the Modern Age: Living A Passionate Judaism.”

On Shabbat HaChodesh, Parshat Vayikra, March 21, Rabbi Sacks will deliver the Shabbat morning drasha on “The Book of Vayikra and Modern Day Sacrifice” following the 9 a.m. Shacharit minyan at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst. At 9 p.m. there will be a community Melave Malka at Congregation Beth Sholom with an introduction by YU President Richard M. Joel on “The Ethics of Responsibility: Building Our Jewish Future” and an armchair conversation with Rabbi Sacks, moderated by attorney Ben Brafman.

“Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst and its membership continue to benefit from Yeshiva University and its work,” said Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, rabbi of the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst. “Yeshiva’s value is felt directly by member-families whose sons and daughters gain invaluably from the higher education they receive at Yeshiva University. All of our Kehillah (community) is enriched, as well, through the scholarship of the numerous members of Yeshiva’s faculty who visit as scholars-in-residence.”

For more information please contact Julie Schreier, director of Institutional Advancement, Long Island region, at 516.972.2920 or Julie.Schreier@yu.edu.