Rav Yosef emails:
The Year’s first Shabbaton is only
2 weeks away!
As, I mentioned in shul last Shabbat morning, we have a jam-packed Shabbaton Nov. 20 and 21, as we mark the upcoming anniversary of the UN’s historic 1947 vote to establish a Jewish State in Palestine.
Please click on “Chaf-Tet” for all the details, but here are the highlights::
Friday Night, at BDJ, at 7:45 – Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Mr. Aaron Friedman, who grew up as a lifeguard on the beaches of Pre-State Tel Aviv, went on to become Ben Gurion’s close friend and body guard, and who was present at every major event leading to the establishment of the State. He’s a walking storybook of Zionist history, and his presence represents a unique opportunity for each of us! (Please note: this oneg will not be in a member’s home, rather in the Bet Midrash at BDJ)
Shabbat morning, at BDJ– Dr. Adam Rubin will share his scholarly research on the responses of the various Jewish political parties to the UN’s plan to partition the land of Israel.
At Seuda Shlisheet, 4:30 – Mrs. Esther Shawmut Friedman describes her remarkable experiences as an American volunteer smuggling Jews into Pre-State Palestine.
Saturday Night at 7:45,We shift from the past to the present, as Brad Gordon of AIPAC gives us an inside view as to how US policy toward the State of Israel is shaped in today’s Washington DC.