Rabbi Tamir Zaltsman 
Manhattan Beach Jewish Center 


Sunday February 5, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Manhattan Beach Jewish Center 
60 West End Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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First Ever Russian-Speaking Maggid Graduation Party!!! 


Come to make history together with me!

We have many great Russian-speaking Rabbis - but until now we didn't have any Russian-speaking Maggid (The Narrator of Our Story). Now the things are changing! Come and witness it - the graduation of the First Ever Russian-speaking Maggid! This is going to be a "once in the history" event! You can't miss it!

I expect you to celebrate with me!

Learn a little bit more about Maggid Training Program:

Becoming a Maggid: Training & Ordination as a Spiritual Teacher, Storyteller
     Yitzhak Buxbaum, who has successfully worked as a maggid for 25 years, is directing as'micha (ordination) program in maggidut (to become a traditional Jewish teacher, storyteller). Yitzhak has s'micha as a maggid from his rebbe, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and is acting to continue and spread that transmission. He says: "Essentially, Shlomo was a traveling maggid. There are people, like myself, who are not interested primarily in being rabbis, who do not want to commit to the lengthy training, yet who feel that doing work as a maggid would fit the bill for what they want and are able to contribute." Students will be trained in how to do inspirational speaking and how to tell stories. The Jewish community could use more motivational speakers and spiritual storytellers. In Eastern Europe the rabbis were mostly involved in settling halachic issues and gave sermons only twice a year. Modern rabbis are trained to! give sermons, but there is still often a need for visiting teachers to give the congregation some added lift and inspiration.

    This program is for people of all backgrounds and denominations. A basic knowledge of Jewish texts and practice will be required for admission into the program. But to inspire others Jewishly a person must himself or herself be inspired. Classes are by conference calling and twice-yearly in-the-flesh gatherings. For further information on the requirements, work, cost, Contact Reb Yitzhak.

Visit Yitzhak's web-site: www.jewishspirit.com