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Guest Speakers

Edward Douglas

Edward Douglas

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
7:00PM EST -Student Film Screening

Edward Douglas is an award-winning filmmaker and video game storyteller. His credits range from major gaming franchises such as Mass Effect and Need for Speed, to the classic animated Edd, Edd’n Eddy cartoon, to throwbacks like straight-to-video Steven Segal movies. His most recent short films Swiped and Dearly Beloved have premiered in Florida at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival and been nominated for Best Science Fiction at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, FL. He’s taught and spoken at schools in Vancouver and internationally, including the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Vancouver Film School, and the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. Edward comes from a German Jewish family that fled the Holocaust, and through teaching film at New Synagogue has reconnected with his Jewish heritage.

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Dr. Caren Schnur Neile

Dr. Caren Schnur Neile

Monday, January 28, 2019
1:15PM EST -A Celebration of Jewish Storytelling with: Caren Schnur Neile

Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D., MFA, is a performance storyteller who has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies since 2001. Dr. Neile co-hosts The Public Storyteller, a weekly segment on public radio WLRN 91.3 FM. Her numerous publications include a recent entry in the Oxford University Press Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife, her latest book: "Florida Lore for the History Press", and a regular column on storytelling for the Florida Jewish Journal.

Rabbi Karmi Ingber

Rabbi Karmi Ingber

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:45AM EST -The Peace of Mind Experience – “Unleashing our Greatness and the Mystery of Tzara’at”
5:00PM EST -“Providence, Challenges and the Peace of Mind Experience”

Friday, April 20, 2018
7:00PM EST -The Peace of Mind Experience – Q&A, songs, stories, and great Ruach (Shabbat spirit)

Rabbi Karmi Ingber, author of "Where the Heavens Kiss the Earth: Mystical Insights for Personal Growth", uses his knowledge of Jewish Meditative Practices, Kabbalistic and Chassidic Structures, as well as Tai Chi, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, and Sundo Healing Arts to help us experience a deep inner connection that will enrich our lives.

Danny Ayalon

Danny Ayalon

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:15AM EST -The Past Year in Israel

Danny Ayalon and his wife Anne have two daughters, Zohar and Avigail, and they live in Hod Hasharon. He completed his IDF service in the Armored Corps with the rank of captain. He has an undergraduate degree in economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA, where he was voted one of the school's hundred most influential alumni in the world. In 2005, Danny received the Brandeis Award from the Jewish community in Baltimore and in 2008 the Builder of Jerusalem Award from Aish HaTorah.Danny served in Israel's Foreign Service for over 20 years. He began his diplomatic career in Panama and then went on to the UN mission in New York. He was political advisor to three different prime ministers: Ehud Barak, Binyamin Netanyahu, and Ariel Sharon. In 2002, he was appointed by then Prime Minister Sharon and Minister Shimon Peres (who in time became president of the state) to represent Israel as Israel's Ambassador to Washington. During his ambassadorial tenure, Israel-US relations increased and improved, with American support of Israel reaching an all-time high in many areas.

Benjamin Anthony

Benjamin Anthony

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:15AM EST -From the Front Lines of Combat to the Campus Battles of North America: A Journey

Benjamin Anthony, a Sergeant in the I.D.F. reserves and a veteran, is the Founder and CEO of Our Soldiers Speak, a non-for-profit NGO that provides briefings and analysis on the realities and challenges faced by the Israel Defense Forces in asymmetrical combat situations. As the lead lecturer for the organization, Benjamin has lectured at every Ivy League college, has been keynote speaker for Israel Bonds, CUFI, and numerous Jewish Federations, and has also lectured at some of the most prestigious Synagogues around the world. Benjamin, a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK, spoke at the AIPAC Convention in Washington DC in 2013 and speaks annually on Capitol Hill. Additionally, Benjamin arranges briefings by senior IDF officers for members of the US Congress and their staffers.

Sarah N. Stern

Sarah N. Stern

Saturday, December 23, 2017
10:45AM EST -Anti-Semitism and the BDS Movement on College Campuses
4:15PM EST -World Reactions and Ramifications of Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

In 2005, Sarah N. Stern founded EMET, an unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel non-partisan policy shop committed to educating Congress about Israel's moral clarity and providing pertinent information to Senators and Members of Congress to make informed decisions that will improve Israel and America's national security. EMET is the only pro-Israel organization that puts on monthly seminars on Capitol Hill concerning the pressing foreign policy issues of our time affecting both Israel and the US.

Dr. Koby Frances

Dr. Koby Frances

Saturday, December 14, 2013
7:00PM EST -Passion First: Live and Love Successfully

Friday, December 13, 2013
7:00PM EST -Life is What you Make it: Finding True Fulfillment

Dr. Koby Frances has a passion to help others lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. He is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology, and he is the Chair of Psychology at Touro College South. Dr. Frances has a successful practice in Miami Beach, Florida where he specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy for relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family issues, and major life adjustments. Additionally, Dr. Frances founded a non-profit organization designed to help promote educational and clinical resources in the areas of sexuality, intimacy and self-esteem.

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