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From REFORM seminary to CHABAD emissary

  • Shabbat with Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin - Marking Yud Tes Kislev
    Schedule and rsvp below

    Yud-Tes Kislev is the anniversary of the passing of R. Dovber, the Maggid of Mezritch, in 1772, and the anniversary of the release from capital sentence and imprisonment of his disciple, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, in 1798 and is celebrated as a Chassidic holiday amongst Chabad Chassidim.

    Yud-Tes Kislev marks the "birth" of Chassidism: the day it was allowed to emerge from the womb of mysticism into the light of day, to grow and develop as an integral part of Torah and Jewish life.

    Rabbi Klatzkin  was ordained at Hebrew Union College, received his doctorate in medieval Jewish philosophy from Brandeis University, and has studied rabbinic and Chassidic thought under such scholars as Rabbis Adin Steinsaltz and Yitzchak Ginsburgh. 

    He has taught at Wright State University, Antioch Midwest University, and the University of Dayton. He currently serves as well as Associate Rabbi of Chabad of Greater Dayton and a rabbi for OK Kosher Certification, whom he has represented at food processors around the US, in Canada, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East.


    Friday, December 13 & Shabbat, December 14.


    Why Small Things Count
    If it is so important to get the big picture--and it is--why do small things count so much? Why does Judaism put so much energy into the details? A look at what's really most important.


    Community Shabbat Dinner & Lecture
    From Reform Seminary to Chabad Emissary
    A personal story of one man's spiritual journey and a look at all of our lives being part of a great story.


    Who Wrote the Torah?
    What are we seeking when we study the Torah? The nature of our search can determine what we find. If we are ready to find the image of the divine in ourselves, and find G-d's involvement in our own lives, we will find for ourselves the divine Author of the Torah.


    Shabbat Lunch & Lecture
    The Torah of Freedom

    Trace the line from the Torah to the Constitution and learn how knowledge of Kabbala, Talmud and Maimonides helped inspire the movement for freedom of religion among European thinkers at the end of the Middle Ages.


    Chassidic Thought on the World's Stage
    The world's stage not only marks the passing of armies and empires but of ideas and thoughts: ways of understanding the world around us, each other, and the larger whole of which we are a part.

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    Friday Dinner, December 13, 6:00pm
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