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Rabbi Alex Israel to Be Scholar-in-Residence at the Young Israel of Teaneck

The Shabbos of November 13-14, Rabbi Alex Israel will be a scholar-in-residence as part of the Dr. Bertram J. z”l and Ann Newman Adult Education Program. The theme of the weekend will be “Lessons Old and New: Insights into Torah, Tefillah and Medinat Yisrael.” Friday night Rabbi Israel will deliver a short drasha at Kabbalat Shabbat on “The Power of Chinuch.” Friday night he will also speak at an oneg on the topic of “Religious and Secular in Israel: Room for Optimism?” Shabbat morning he will deliver the drasha at the 9am Main Minyan on the topic “Isaac. Passive or Aggressive?” Finally, during Seudah Shlishit he will speak on the topic of “Did Yaakov Cheat his Father?—Three Approaches to Reading Tanach!”

Rabbi Israel teaches Tanach at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi and is Director of Community Education at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University.

“One of our main goals this year was to strike the right balance between programs that help us grow intellectually as well as spiritually,” said Mark Glassberg, YIOT Adult Education Chair. “We tried to consider the diverse nature of our community as we put together our fall/winter schedule.”

The Young Israel of Teaneck is located at 868 Perry Lane in Teaneck. For more information on any of these events contact [email protected].

Paint Your Own Ceramic Dish at Anshei Lubavitch

The Anshei Lubavitch Women’s Circle is having a pre-Chanukah Paint-Your-Own Ceramic Dish* evening, and all women are invited!

Spend a nice, relaxing evening painting your own beautiful dish (artistic skills not required!) while hearing some inspiring words, sampling from our mix-n-match salad bar, and just having fun with your friends!

Event will take place Tuesday evening, November 17, at 8p.m. sharp at Anshei Lubavitch—10-10 Plaza Road, in Fair Lawn.

Prices range from $25-$45 (depending on your choice of dish—choose from nice-size mugs, serving bowls, plates, platters, etc.).

RSVP appreciated (we want to ensure enough dishes) to [email protected].

*Dishes will be taken to the studio for firing, and can be picked up from Anshei Lubavitch a few days later.

Hadassah to Host Edith Sobel

The Teaneck-Hackensack chapter of Hadassah will meet on Monday, December 7, at 12:30 p.m., at Congregation Beth Shalom, 354 Maitland Avenue, Teaneck, to celebrate Chanukah at our luncheon.

Our guest speaker will be Edith Sobel, a well-known raconteur, who will focus on current situations that American Jews are facing today.

The cost of the luncheon is $18 and any additional contributions or donations to Hadassah will be very welcome.

Please call Rachel Rapaport, (201) 836-9689 for further details about the luncheon.

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