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Over 30 Westchester Rabbis Teaching At Annual Celebration

A Westchester-wide Night of Jewish Learning takes place Dec. 5.
A Westchester-wide Night of Jewish Learning takes place Dec. 5. Photo Credit: Submitted
A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration offers over 30 topics.
A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration offers over 30 topics. Photo Credit: Submitted

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The fourth Westchester-wide Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration takes place Saturday, Dec. 5 at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle.

Beginning at 6:45 p.m., the event allows participants to attend two 45-minute workshops chosen from more than 30 topics covering Jewish thought, text, philosophy, spirituality, sports, culture, life and love.

Co-sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Westchester Board of Rabbis, with support from UJA-Federation of New York, over 30 rabbis from all over Westchester County will participate.

Following the workshop, there will be a celebration with dessert and musical entertainment by Rabbi Andrew Bossov. Attendance is expected to be over 500.

“The rabbis have put together a truly wonderful and varied range of topics, so everyone should be able to find something of interest,” said Elliot Forchheimer, Executive Director of the Westchester Jewish Council. “All adult learners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Everyone, regardless of background, practice, affiliation or age, is welcome.”

Workshops include,

  • “Super Jews, from the X-Men to the Fantastic Four: How Judaism, Jewish values, and Jewish Texts Have Influenced the Comic Book Industry”
  • “Can You Say Kiddush over Beer Instead of Wine?”
  • “Israel, Iran, and Holocaust Denial” and more.

Tickets are available online for $20/person through Nov. 25, after which the price will increase to $25/person. Tickets will be available at the door if space allows.

For more information contact Donna Bartell, donna@wjcouncil.org or at 914-328-7001. Information about the event is also available on the Westchester Jewish Council website .

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