World-reknowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher, Rabbi Manis Friedman uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and around the world. He hosts his own critically acclaimed cable television series, Torah Forum with Manis Friedman, syndicated throughout North America. Over 150,000 copies of his provocative yet entertaining tapes, both audio and video have been sold. He has appeared on CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, and BBC Worldwide, and has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, Insight, and Publisher's Weekly.
Rabbi Friedman, a noted Biblical scholar, is recognized for his sagacious grasp of Jewish mysticism. In 1971, he founded Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies in Minnesota, the world's first yeshiva exclusively for women, where he continues to serve as dean. From 1984-1990 he served as simultaneous translator for the Lubavitcher Rebbe's televised talks.
Reuven Russell, Comedian, Actor
Reuven Russell is an accomplished actor and comedian with an extensive theatrical background. Reuven teaches Theatre, and Public Speaking at Yeshiva University, as well as Business Communications at the Sy Syms School of Business. He is the Artistic Director of the Stern College Dramatic Society where his directing credits include Hamlet, The Government Inspector, Madwoman of Chaillot, The Odd Couple and The Importance of Being Earnest. He has also taught Acting at the University of New Haven. Reuven is the proud son of the late comedian and Jewish humorist Joey Russell.
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, Matchmaker, Counsellor
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath is the spiritual director at Chabad of NDG and is the Jewish Chaplain at
Concordia University. He is the author of three books, and has had extensive experience counselling hundreds of young adults and couples. The founder of an international matchmaking network, he possesses a unique touch in making relationships and marriages work. Rabbi Bernath is a dynamic, heart-to-heart teacher and storyteller who has been in involved in numerous films and productions over the years, including the award-winning, full feature animation Young Avraham.
- Delicious & Healthy Crown Heights Cuisine
- Insiders' Tour of Crown Heights
- Visits to both The Rebbe's Office and the Ohel
Your reservation includes accomodations at the beautiful home of a warm, friendly, Crown Heights family. (Note: Many Shabbaton attendees have told us that these accomodations were the highlight of their stay. If for any reason, you prefer to stay in a nearby hotel or rented apartment, please contact Feige at 718-774-6187 for personalized help with those arrangements; please note that hotel and rental fees are not included.)
Don't miss this chance to make new friends, experience a fresh, empowering perspective, and rediscover the deeper, more joyful level of what it means to be a Jew in these unprecedented times.
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