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  • Weekly D’var Torah in English and hot kiddush at Congregation Aish Kodesh following Musaf.

  • Weekly Mincha Gedola on Shabbat afternoon, including a brief D’var Torah and dancing, as well as distribution of treats to “children of all ages.” 

  • Simchat Torah Hakafot in our Beit Medrash, kid-focused, parent-friendly, with a deluxe hot kiddush/seuda. 

  • Both Chani and I were featured guest speakers on Succot, Shemini Atzeret, Pesach and Shavu’ot, at various congregations and gatherings in Beit Shemesh, including Congregation Aish Kodesh, The Carlebach Shul, Congregation Zichron Moshe, and Rebbetzin Lerner’s major English speaking event for women.

  • We organized and sponsored many Tefila gatherings at Kivrei Tzadikim and Mishnayot siyumim l’aliyat nishmatam of various friends and donors. 

  • I served as Scholar in Residence for the prestigious Congregation Ohel Ari in Ra’anana delivering major presentations on Shabbat Chazon and throughout the day of Tisha B’Av. 

  • Chani was honored to be a bus leader/madricha for the NJWRP July Mission to Israel, which hosted women’s delegations from NY, Omaha, Teaneck, LA, Israel and beyond.  Her abilities as an inspiring teacher and group leader shone as she was acknowledged as having made a major impact on this high profile Federation and Israel government sponsored program.  She has already been invited back for future Missions in the year ahead.

  • I was privileged to serve as mesader kiddushin, as an approved representative of the Israeli rabbinate, for the children of former congregants from Ohav Sholom in Manhattan and Young Israel of Oceanside.  Many of my former students from Yeshiva University, Haftar (Hebrew Academy of Five Towns) and Ateret Seminary of Queens College have reconnected with us since our arrival in Ramat Beit Shemesh where we all reside.

  • Served as a Shabbat guest speaker in the US including Congregation K’nesseth Israel (The White Shul) and Congregation Sha’arey Tefila in Lawrence, and at Shabbat gatherings in Montreal Canada, Upper West Side Manhattan, Loon Lake in the Adirondack region, and Young Israel of Deerfield Beach in Florida

  Torah Classes, Guest Lectures and Scholar in Residence Programs: