Shabbat with Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University and Young Israel of Woodmere Present Shabbat with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and President Richard Joel, September 11-12  

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University and the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University, will be the scholar in residence at a special Shabbaton hosted by the Young Israel of Woodmere on Shabbat Parshat Nitzavim, September 11-12, 2015.

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Rabbi Sacks will serve as scholar in residence at the Young Israel of Woodmere, September 11-12.

Over the course of the weekend, Rabbi Sacks will speak three separate times, including Shabbat greetings at a Friday night dinner at the Young Israel of Woodmere (by reservation only); a post-dinner lecture, titled “Liberating Ourselves from our Past: Teshuva Now and for the Future;” and a Shabbat morning drasha on “The Three Greatest Challenges Facing the Jewish Community Today and their Solutions.”

“We are honored to be hosting Rabbi Sacks who is world renowned as an eloquent spokesman for those who believe in both absolute commitment to Halacha and the importance of engaging with the world at large as proud Jews,” said Rabbi Hershel Billet, rabbi of the Young Israel of Woodmere. “Yeshiva University, which espouses those values and produces graduates who strive for those ideals, plays a major role in the Five Towns community and we are thrilled to be partnering with them for this very special Shabbat program.”

Young Israel of Woodmere will also host a town hall meeting with YU President Richard M. Joel at 5 p.m.

“The Yeshiva University community is not bounded by walls, it is bounded by shared commitment,” said President Joel. “It’s an exciting time to share Professor Lord Jonathan Sacks with this wonderful community.”

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