Date(s) - Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:15 am - 9:15 pm
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue
Focus on Israel
Shabbat May 5-6 2017
Please join us for an unforgettable Shabbat with Rav Benny Lau, Israeli rabbi, community leader, activist and author, to learn about movements to effect social change in Israel.
Shabbat day, May 6th
9:15am Services and dvar Torah “You Shall be Holy so I am Holy: How the Israeli religious community engages with broader Israeli society”
1pm Talk after kiddush luncheon “The Fight for Disability Rights in Israel and what it can Teach us about the Intersection of the Rabbinate and Israeli Government”
7:25pm Mincha, followed by seudah shlishit and talk “Bridging the Gap Between the Secular and Religious Groups in Israel: The 929 Nach Yomi project”
Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau is an Israeli community leader, educator and social activist. He is the rabbi of the Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem, founder of the Moshe Green Beit Midrash for Women’s Leadership at Beit Morasha’s Beren College, and a research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. Rabbi Lau also serves as a consultant for a number of leading organizations and is frequently cited in the media. He studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshivat Kibbutz HaDati, and received a PhD in Talmud from Bar-Ilan University.