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Guest Speakers

Paul Shaviv

Paul Shaviv

Saturday, June 04, 2022
8:00PM EST -On the Yahrzeit of the Ba’al Shem Tov: Questions Around the Origins of Hasidism

Paul Shaviv was educated at both Cambridge (BA/MA) and Oxford (MPhil) universities in the UK. His masters degree from Oxford was in Medieval Jewish History. For fourteen years he served as the Head of School at TanenbaumCHAT in Toronto (then the largest Jewish High School in North America) and served as a transitional Head at Ramaz in New York. In 2010 he was awarded the Max M. Fisher Award for Excellence in Jewish Education by the WZO/JA. He has educated adults in the field of Jewish history at many prominent synagogues for decades.

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Eli Beer

Eli Beer

Saturday, December 21, 2019
10:00AM EST -President & Founder of United Hatzalah of Israel

Eli Beer gathered a group of EMTs to listen to police scanners and rush to the scene when medical help was needed in their neighborhood. The initiative, known as Hatzalah (“rescue” in Hebrew), became United Hatzalah to represent the partnership of Jewish, Muslim, Druze, and Christian volunteers from all religious spectrums working together in order to save lives.

Natalie Sopinsky

Natalie Sopinsky

Saturday, December 07, 2019
11:30AM EST -From Delaware to Sussya: The Journey of an All-American Girl from Delaware to a Torah Observant Life in the Hebron Hills

A lawyer, lifeguard, Zumba instructor, wife, and mother of five children, Natalie Sopinsky represents the 150 communities in Judea and Samaria as Director of Development for Rescuers Without Borders, the main U.S. charity for emergency medical needs in the Jewish heartland.

Rabbi Michael Melchior

Rabbi Michael Melchior

Saturday, November 02, 2019
10:15AM EST -Torah Message

Rabbi Melchior is the Chief Rabbi of Norway. He has been a Member of Knesset for 10 years and is an activist for interfaith tolerance and dialogue.

Rabbi Dr. Bar-Ami Ben-Zion

Rabbi Dr. Bar-Ami Ben-Zion

Saturday, June 01, 2019
10:15AM EST -Torah Message
6:00PM EST -Spiritual Protection from God and His Angels (Including a Spiritual Guided Meditation)

Saturday, September 01, 2018
10:15AM EST -Torah Message
5:30PM EST -Rosh Hashanah – The Reward According to the Kabbalah

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:15AM EST -Torah Message
5:00PM EST -“Kabbalah – a Key to Understand the Torah’s Secrets”

Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:15AM EST -Torah Message
3:30PM EST -Healing with Colors: The Healing Method Through Lights and Colors

Saturday, September 02, 2017
10:15AM EST -Torah Message
5:00PM EST -Meditation and Relaxation in the Jewish Tradition

Rabbi Ben-Zion Bar-Ami, Ph.D., is the director of the “Oht -Le - Olam” Research Institute of the Holy Language and Scripts and the director of “Hay Li” – Alternative Medicine School in Israel. He teaches Torah classes and is known for his unique Micrography art.

Anne Shoshana Deakter

Anne Shoshana Deakter

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:15AM EST -Connecting to your Life’s Calling
5:45PM EST -You Aren’t Here to be Good, You are Here to be Better

Often it takes a "wake-up" call for most of us to make serious changes in our lives. Anna Shoshana's was the early death of her beloved father and becoming a divorced single mom. Always the "seeker", she started looking for answers by learning multiple spiritual disciplines, including Jewish Spirituality and Kabbalah. For over two decades, Anne Shoshana has been a student and teacher of the ancient, immutable wisdom of the Torah, Mussar, and Kabbalah. She shares her journey in her new book and lives to inspire all who are ready to grow to their next level of innovation.

Rabbi Avi Weiss

Rabbi Avi Weiss

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:15AM EST -True Humility and Leadership Defined
4:35PM EST -Dealing with Adversity – Turning Fate into Destiny
6:55PM EST -Musical Havdalah and Kumzits

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:15AM EST -Shabbat Drasha
4:30PM EST -The Meaning of Kaddish

Rabbi Avraham (Avi) Weiss is the Rabbi in Residence of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Rabbi Weiss served as the National Chairman of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and is the National President of AMCHA - the Coalition for Jewish Concerns. He has authored articles in publications around the world and has published three books: "Women at Prayer: A Halakhic Analysis of Women's Prayer Groups", "Spiritual Activism: A Jewish Guide to Leadership and Repairing the World", and "Holistic Prayer: A Guide to Jewish Spirituality".

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