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Rabbi Zev Silber

39 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Tel. Office: (607) 722-1793  Cell: (607) 761-7098

Fax: (607) 722-7121
E-mail: bethdavid@stny.rr.com

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday & Wednesday

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On Shabbat October 13 the speaker will be Judy Silber. The title of her talk is “The Judges Were Heroes.” Silber takes her inspiration from a quote in Pirkei Avot by Ben Azai, “there is no person who does not have his hour.” Everyone, extraordinary or seemingly ordinary alike, is being exhorted to take up his responsibility or step up. By examining “seemingly imperfect heroes” who lived in the years between Joshua and the Kings of Judah Silber will show how often it was “unlikely people” who had the power to save the nation.

 

On November 10 the Shabbat Luncheon topic  is”Growing By Giving: My Gap Year in Israel.” The speaker will be Binghamton University student Hadar Arens who will talk about the year she spent between high school and college as a counselor at a residential group home for at-risk adolescents in Israel. While taking a gap year before entering college is becoming more common, Hadar’s experience offers a unique personal perspective on how Israel deals with social issues that are complex and crucial to the well-being of the country and its youth.

Beth David Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Shabbat of the month after morning services, and is open to the community. There is no charge for the luncheon, but Beth David welcomes donations to the Luncheon Fund in order to keep the program going;  they can be made in honor of or in memory of someone, or to mark a special occasion. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention:  Luncheon Fund.