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Tuesday, July 31
 

2:00pm

Welcome Tearoom
Tuesday July 31, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pre-Function space

3:15pm

Mincha
Tuesday July 31, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 2

3:30pm

Moses and the Golden Calf
Why did the Jews choose an idol? Did Aaron make a mistake? What was Moses’s reaction? Take a deeper look at the classic commentaries of this central story in the Torah to discover what was really happening at the time.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Eliezrie

Rabbi David Eliezrie

Chabad of Orange County, Author


Tuesday July 31, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

3:30pm

The Kabbalah of Love
What does the Jewish perspective say about the differences between men and women? How can both genders better understand and reconcile their differences? Explore the subtleties that make each person unique.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 3

4:45pm

The Triumph of Survival
From the Middle Ages to the Holocaust, behold the endurance of the Jewish people despite all odds. On display are censored books and ghetto documents: relics bearing witness to the earliest Jewish persecution and oppression. Experience the Jewish people’s resilience through the lense of historical remains.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Curator, Witness To History


Tuesday July 31, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 1

4:45pm

The Courage to Change
In Judaism, ‘change’ is meant to bring us closer to being the person we were always meant to be. As the simple prayer says, “L-rd, please grant me the serenity to accept that which cannot be changed; the courage to change that which can be changed; and the wisdom to know the difference.” Learn how to find the courage and wisdom to spark authentic, personal change.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Director, Chabad of Agoura Hills


Tuesday July 31, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 3

4:45pm

The Road to Happiness
How can you live your best life? What is the secret to a life worth living? Embark on the road of positive psychology, to discover how to fill your days with joy.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rona Novick

Dr. Rona Novick

Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education


Tuesday July 31, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 2

6:00pm

Dinner
Tuesday July 31, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ballroom

7:30pm

Orientation
Please find the room on the card you will receive during dinner. Orientation will include a series of community-building and icebreaker exercises.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Room 1

8:30pm

Roundtable: Reclaiming Vulnerability

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 10

8:30pm

Rambam: Daily Study
Over thirty years ago, the Rebbe introduced a daily learning regimen of the Rambam’s magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, a work spanning hundreds of chapters delineating every law mentioned in the Torah. Participate in the daily study as part of the annual study cycles of these laws, currently focused on the section regarding the slaughter and preparation of Kosher animals.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Eliezrie

Rabbi David Eliezrie

Chabad of Orange County, Author


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 5

8:30pm

Bold and Blessed: Unleashing Your Power for Abundance
We live in a world of make-believe because the world, as we experience it, is actually made of what we believe about ourselves and God. Some say that seeing is believing, but Kabbalah teaches us that believing is seeing. “Bold and Blessed” is about having the courage to reclaim and activate your power to open the floodgates of abundance.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 2

8:30pm

The Candle on the Wall: Keeping Shabbos in the Heart of Gulag
Gulag, 1970. All the odds were stacked against him. Hear the incredible story of one Jew’s perseverance: how despite the darkness of a Soviet Union labor camp, he managed to keep the light of Shabbos aflame.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 3

9:30pm

Ma'ariv
Tuesday July 31, 2018 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Room 2

9:45pm

Film: Outback Rabbis
On a road trip like no other, two Chabad rabbis hit rural Australia looking for Jews. Leaving the comfort of Melbourne Jewish life, they, along with their families, head straight into the heart of Australia on a journey filled with surprising and emotional encounters and laced with Jewish wit, music, and culture. Bonus: one of the rabbi’s will join us for a Skype Q&A.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 9:45pm - 11:15pm
Room 7
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

7:00am

Women's Preprayer Session: A Guide To Touch The Divine
Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Chabad of Flint


Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 3

7:00am

Krav Maga (for men only)
Krav Maga (literally "Contact Combat), is the battle proven hand-to-hand fighting method of the Israeli Defense Forces. Its efficient, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios will enable you to protect yourself from any attacker, while reaping the many physical and mental benefits of martial training. No prior training is necessary.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 4

7:00am

Morning Stretch and Intention (for women only)
Safe for the Jewish soul: Level 1 or 2 (modifications will be given)


Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 5

7:00am

The Divine "Providence"

Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit
Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 2

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Men
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Women
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 3

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom

9:15am

From Your Lips To G-d’s Ears: A Users Guide To The Book of Psalms
What do the words of Psalms actually mean? Learn the history, mystery, and Talmudic meanings of your favorite prayers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 6

9:15am

Aging Gracefully With Your Parents
As parents age, points of contention can grow. Examine Judaism’s perspective on your elders, with a twist of U.S. law.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 1

9:15am

Happiness through Holiness: Achieving the Joyous Goal to be Whole
We can truly feel fulfilled, happy, and at peace, but only when we are “wholly” with ourselves and others. What does it mean to be holy? What does it feel like to be holy? Why is holiness the most joyous feeling I could ever hope to have?

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 3

9:15am

Neuroscience in the Torah
We are constantly evolving. Throughout countless generations, humans have developed new traits to defend themselves from the ever-changing environment. As we evolve, our genetics evolve too. Discover the fascinating ways that the Torah predicted what science is discovering today.

Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 2

9:15am

The Journeys of our Lives
The footsteps of man are directed by G-d. What led you to where you are today? Explore your journey as an individual and the journey of the Jewish people to discover who we were and where we are heading.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Director, Chabad of Agoura Hills


Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Rotunda

10:20am

How America Saved the Rebbe
From war-torn Warsaw to the liberated shores of America, hear the astonishing account of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn’s harrowing escape from a bloodied country, and discover his foresighted vision of a new world.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Eliezrie

Rabbi David Eliezrie

Chabad of Orange County, Author


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 2

10:20am

You Are What You Eat: A Halachic Crash Course on the Laws of Kashrut
Discover the immeasurable value Judaism places on the food we put in our mouth, with a step-by-step guide to ‘going kosher’ in your own life.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 3

10:20am

A Bystander’s Obligation
What role does an onlooker have in a scene? Is he responsible for the things he sees? Discuss a bystander’s obligation, through the lenses of Judaism and psychology.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rona Novick

Dr. Rona Novick

Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Rotunda

10:20am

Confessions of a Jewish Hijacker
Hear the harrowing story of the Jewish underground movement: how they made the brave decision to hijack a Soviet plane and how it led them, ultimately, to their freedom.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 7

10:20am

How One Book Can Revolutionize Your Life
The book of Tanya is the birthing point of Chabad Chasidut . It is a brilliant guide to everyday life and service of G-d. Discover some key points of its life-changing philosophies, and practice guided meditations based on its wisdom.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Sara Blau

Mrs. Sara Blau

Author & Artist


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 1

10:20am

The Inner Dimension: Insights into the Works of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson
On the 74th anniversary of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson’s, passing, explore his work of newly translated kabbalistic teachings. Take a look at the world from within

Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 6

11:25am

The Genius of Simplicity: Revolutionizing the Study of Rashi
Rashi has been the leading commentator on the Torah for nearly one thousand years. Beginning in 1964 the Rebbe revolutionized the study of Rashi, analyzing, questioning, examining and offering a refreshingly new approach to the study of Rashi. This unified and innovative method spans across all of Rashi’s commentary, and in particular, in 1800 various pieces of Rashi which the Rebbe explained. Join us for an introduction to the work of both the Rashi, his super commentaries and the Rebbe's innovative approach.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yossi Zaklos

Rabbi Yossi Zaklos

Director, Chabad of Downtown Boston


Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 6

11:25am

Ripped from the Headlines
History constantly repeats itself. Experience monumental periods in Jewish history through the headlines of its day, with this fascinating exhibit including a 1666 London headline about Shabtai Tzvi and an 1806 Boston report on Napoleon.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Curator, Witness To History


Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Rotunda

11:25am

The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry: Torah at the Limits of Language
Driving language to the limit, expressing the inexpressible, and weaving the allusive metaphor are part and parcel of poetic language. Drawing on a host of famous poets from Blake to Yeats, T.S. Eliot to Celan, this talk will demonstrate the vast influence that Kabbalah has had on the development of modern poetry, while simultaneously illuminating the importance of the poetic in reading the depths of the Torah.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Director, Interinclusion


Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 2

11:25am

Trolling The Trolls
The rise of vitriolic bigotry on social media can often leave those targeted by it feeling helpless, forever waiting on capricious corporations to clean up their platforms and protect minority voices like Jews. Rather than holding out for a top-down solution to online abuse that may never arrive, come to this crash course on bottom-up strategies for countering anti-Semites and other racist trolls on the internet—and take the fight to the Twitter Nazis.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Yair Rosenberg

Mr. Yair Rosenberg

Editor, Tablet Magazine


Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 3

11:25am

How Judaism Affects My Life
Judaism cannot be contained. If it’s there, it spills over into all areas of a person’s life. Hear from a professor, philanthropist, and film director, to discover the impact Judaism has on their daily lives.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Director, Chabad of Agoura Hills
avatar for Mrs. Shira Ruderman

Mrs. Shira Ruderman

Ruderman Family Foundation, Executive Director


Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 7

11:25am

Discover Your Roots
Discover your grandparents and their journey to America, with the help of the vice-president of the Boston Genealogy Society. Come prepared with questions about your roots. Come prepared to find answers.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Carol Clingan

Mrs. Carol Clingan

Vice President, Boston Jewish Genealogical Society


Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 1

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 1, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

A Body in Sync With its Soul: Life Lessons From the First Jewish Couple
In the darkest places, from where does one draw their strength? Can the travesties of the body be remedied by the strength of the soul? Delve into the biblical text of Abraham and Sara’s descent to Egypt, to explore the profound interconnectedness of body and soul.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivky Kaplan

Mrs. Rivky Kaplan

Machon Alte


Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Clothed in Clarity, Veiled in Light: Approaching Modesty and Mystery in Kabbalah, Philosophy, and Science
How can we look beyond the reality of appearances and see the appearance of reality? What are the limits of representation of self and others in the realm of the interpersonal? Why, within the framework of quantum physics, do subatomic particles know when they are being watched and consequently change their behavior? And how does all of this relate to Jewish notions of modesty?

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Director, Interinclusion


Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rotunda

2:00pm

Eight Seconds in the Battlefield
Hear firsthand accounts from a brigadier general in the IDF to discover how they remain the most ethical army in the world. Bonus: Watch classified video from the battlefield.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 7

2:00pm

Justice is Blind
Life has not always been simple for Bernstein. Hear firsthand how he faced his challenges head-on, and is now serving as the first blind judge of the Supreme Court of Michigan.

Speakers
avatar for Justice Richard Bernstein

Justice Richard Bernstein

Justice, Supreme Court of Michigan


Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 3

2:00pm

Kabbalah of Combat
Rabbi Michoel Shapiro, aka “the Fighting Rabbi,” is a certified instructor in Israeli self-defense systems Krav Maga and Haganah (F.I.G.H.T.), and he also holds a black belt in davening! But, the physical aspect of self-defense is only five percent of a larger equation. An effective approach to personal protection requires inner transformation through spiritual values. How can these lessons be learned through martial training? Learn the psychology of combat, what it teaches us about ourselves, and how these insights guide us to live more meaningfully and Jewishly.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 6

2:00pm

When Antisemitism Rears Its Ugly Head
American campuses are witnessing a startling upturn of antisemitism. What is going on? And what can we do to fight it?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tammi Benjamin

Dr. Tammi Benjamin

Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz


Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 1

3:05pm

Personal Directions from the Rebbe
Mrs. Esther Sternberg merited to many personal interactions with the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Hear some insights the Rebbe taught her, and learn how to apply them to your life.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 6

3:05pm

Pragmatist or Visionary: A Textual Exploration
Do you live in the now or are you always looking towards the future? Explore these two worldviews as seen through the eyes of the Talmud, and learn how it can change the outcome of Jewish law.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 2

3:05pm

Getting the Love You Want
How do you create and maintain lasting relationships? What is the secret to lifelong romance? Discover the secrets to authentic, enduring relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Rotunda

3:05pm

The Power of Hope
We seem to be confronting a tidal wave of worrisome happenings. How can we view the world with hope and opportunity in the face of depressing current events? Learn to tap into the deeper reality of our existence to discover the formula for living your life with adventure, joy, and meaning.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Director, Chabad of Agoura Hills


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 3

3:05pm

What Is Real Feminism?
What does women’s rights really mean? Does mainstream feminism liberate or repress women? Explore the core ideas of feminism from a Jewish perspective.

Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 1

3:05pm

Living in the Present: Jewish Tips and Hacks for Mindfulness
Are you really living? Do you struggle to live in the moment? Hear a panel of experts discuss mindfulness and hacks for living in the present.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Director, Interinclusion
avatar for Dr. Rona Novick

Dr. Rona Novick

Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 7

3:05pm

Art & Learn
Create your own masterpiece while learning about the deeper meaning behind your work. Join artist and teacher Sara Blau for a hands-on session of art and inspiration.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Sara Blau

Mrs. Sara Blau

Author & Artist


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 4

3:05pm

Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Carol Clingan

Mrs. Carol Clingan

Vice President, Boston Jewish Genealogical Society


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 5

4:00pm

Mincha
Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 2

4:20pm

The Power of Simplicity: Pharaoh's Dreams Revisited
For millennia, the Biblical story of Pharaohs dreams with the fat and skinny cows has been analyzed again and again. From Biblical commentaries to modern psychologists. Maimonides, Nachmonides, Abarbanel, and even Aristotle and Freud have delved into the subject. However, one notable Biblical commentary says little: Rashi. A comprehensive study of the Rebbe works on Rashi leads to a revolutionary simple and astounding discovery that reshapes the Biblical story. Join us for an in-depth taste of the Rebbe's innovative method to study Rashi.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yossi Zaklos

Rabbi Yossi Zaklos

Director, Chabad of Downtown Boston


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 1

4:20pm

#Times Up -The Abduction of Dinah; a Narrative Reprisal
For millennia, the narrative surrounding the Biblical Dinah -- a story fraught with sexual violence-- included indictment of Dina's own behavior. Until the Lubavitcher Rebbe taught the world how to read Rashi's commentary properly, and uncovered profound implications in Dina's story for each and every woman today.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Education Director, Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 3

4:20pm

Loss, Trauma, and Consolation
Is it possible to fully overcome a loss? Explore the Jewish and psychological approaches to handling and overcoming the trauma of loss.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rona Novick

Dr. Rona Novick

Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 2

4:20pm

New Dimensions in Testimony
As survivors age, we approach a new generation that may never encounter authentic, oral testimony of the Holocaust. The New Dimensions in Testimony Program started by the USC Shoah Foundation is a new technology that has gathered the stories of survivors and allows you to ask questions to a giant database of virtual testimonies. Come hear their stories.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen Smith

Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 7

4:20pm

Stress Relief: Kabbalah and Psychology
Every person deals with stress. How can you manage it so that it does not overwhelm or consume you? Learn three practical steps from the Talmud to help put your anxieties in perspective and transform your life.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Author & Lecturer, InterInlcusion


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 6

4:20pm

On Delegating and Empowering: A Study of Two Leaders
Some leaders delegate tasks. Others empower with the mission. Dig into two prime examples of Jewish leadership: Moses and the Rebbe, to learn to empower and reach real results.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 5

4:20pm

Rambam: Daily Study
Over thirty years ago, the Rebbe introduced a daily learning regimen of the Rambam’s magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, a work spanning hundreds of chapters delineating every law mentioned in the Torah. Participate in the daily study as part of the annual study cycles of these laws, currently focused on the section regarding the slaughter and preparation of Kosher animals.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Room 8

5:15pm

Refresh
Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:15pm - 5:45pm
TBA

5:45pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Ballroom

8:00pm

JReatreat Live!
A relaxing and fun-filled evening event featuring interviews, video presentations, and special guests. Hosted by comedian Modi.

Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2018 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Mega Room

9:30pm

Ma'ariv
Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Room 2

9:30pm

Film: Complicit
Watch the untold story of the Roosevelt administration’s denial of Jewish refugees in 1939. Complicit includes never-before-seen footage of U.S. Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal’s powerful exposé of America’s inadequate response to the Jewish refugee crisis and rare and candid interviews with these heroic refugees. Complicit integrates painful history with compelling drama. Introduction by the film's producer Mr. Robert Krakow.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Room 7
 
Thursday, August 2
 

7:00am

Krav Maga (for men only)
Krav Maga (literally "Contact Combat), is the battle proven hand-to-hand fighting method of the Israeli Defense Forces. Its efficient, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios will enable you to protect yourself from any attacker, while reaping the many physical and mental benefits of martial training. No prior training is necessary.


Thursday August 2, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 4

7:00am

Morning Stretch and Intention (for women only)
Chair and standing class: For beginners or for anyone who would like a gentle class


Thursday August 2, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 5

7:00am

The Power of Prayer

Thursday August 2, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit
Thursday August 2, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 2

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Men
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

Director, Chabad of Sarasota


Thursday August 2, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Women
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Thursday August 2, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 3

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday August 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom

9:15am

My Encounter with the Rebbe
Hear the fascinating story of the Rebbe's involvement in Mr. David Mintz's business and personal life, from the startup of Tofutti Ice Cream, to the incredible personal directives he received.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 6

9:15am

Why Did We Come To This World?
Why are we here? Discuss our purpose in this world, through the lenses of Woody Allen, Avraham Eshel, and the Rebbe.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 1

9:15am

Newport Trip
Option A
Explore 250 years of American history in 88 sprawling acres of historic mansions, gardens and parks. Visit the famous Newport Mansions, rich with sculptures, artifacts, and testimonials. Explore the Gilded Age and the Jewish perspective on opulence. Lunch included.
Option B
Visit the oldest synagogue in America, built in 1763 by architect Peter Harrison. The Touro Synagogue, after surviving the American Revolution, was visited and addressed by George Washington. Now, it is an active shul and toured by thousands of people each year. Will Return before Lunch

The Trip is now full. Please visit the Registration counter to join the waitlist

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Eliezrie

Rabbi David Eliezrie

Chabad of Orange County, Author


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
TBA

9:15am

#NotMe: An Authentic Perspective On The Role of the Jewish Woman in the 21st Century
What role does the Jewish woman play in modern-day society? In a society shaken by the #MeToo movement, examine the importance of a woman’s intrinsic strengths from an honest, Jewish perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 2

9:15am

Facing the Fear of Death, Coping with the Sadness Loss: Why We Will Never Die
What is the secret to immortality? How can we cope with the loss of a loved one? Join us on the journey of the soul, an adventure filled with endless awakenings to higher eternal truths and discover the life of forever.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 3

9:15am

Tasting and Embracing Freedom
He went from being a prisoner of Zion to becoming a citizen of Zion. Hear about his journey: from behind prison bars to freedom, and from darkness to light.


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 7

9:15am

The Secret of Gratitude
What is the secret to appreciation? How can you learn to recognize the good in others and in your life? Examine gratitude through the lens of Torah.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rona Novick

Dr. Rona Novick

Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Rotunda

9:15am

Roundtable: Family Dramas of Biblical Proportion
Take a look at the fascinating, familial stories of an age-old Torah to glean lessons for our modern, daily lives.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 10

10:20am

Kohelet: the Source and Soul of a Movement
What drew a computer scientist to this ancient book of Torah? Hear what inspired David Magerman to start a Jewish foundation that promotes advances in Jewish education.


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 2

10:20am

Did You Hear What I Meant to Say? A Torah Approach to Successful Communication
Speech is our defining characteristic as human beings and the foundation of any healthy relationship. But communicating clearly is the trick. Learn how to express your feelings of need, hurt, and criticism in a constructive and positive manner so that you will truly be heard.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Author & Lecturer, InterInlcusion


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 6

10:20am

Expose: What your Chabad Shluchim Are Really Thinking
Chabad shluchim and shluchot are powerhouses changing the landscape of Jewish life on this planet. But what keeps them going? Join this session for a first of its kind presentation on what goes on under the black hat and stylish wig.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Education Director, Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Rotunda

10:20am

Living Inspired in a Cynical World
In a world oversaturated with pessimism and division, how do we keep ourselves and our families tied to the ideals of truth, goodness, and integrity? How do we maintain a positive and G-dly view of our lives and the world around us? Explore our ability to live inspired, despite the cynicism of a struggling world.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Director, Chabad of Agoura Hills


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 7

10:20am

The Jewish Holy-Days
Learn about the biblical origins of the three oldest Jewish holidays, Passover , Shavuot, and Sukkot, including where and when they were first celebrated. From their inception until today, hear about the richness and history of the Jewish holidays that we still celebrate centuries later.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 1

10:20am

The Seven Biggest Myths About Anti-Semitism
Today, whether on the political right or the political left, antisemitism seems to be increasingly on the march. Persistent myths about how this prejudice operates, where it comes from, and how to identify it, however, continue to bedevil our ability to combat it. Come for a crash course on these misconceptions from a reporter who has seen them all—and learn firsthand how to dispel them.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Yair Rosenberg

Mr. Yair Rosenberg

Editor, Tablet Magazine


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 3

10:20am

Halachic Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 10

11:25am

Drug Abuse: A Jewish Perspective
Should substances be illegal? Is the generation’s violation of the law reason to revoke it? Learn the fascinating Jewish perspective on the war on drugs.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Dean, the Institute of American and Talmudic Law


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 2

11:25am

The Dawn of Jewish Printing
View rare incunabula printings and explore how the printing press helped shape Jewish destiny as “People of the Book”. Some pieces include: initial print of Josephus Flavius 1470 and The Book of Prophets 1494, printed by Don Samuel De Ortas, printer of Christopher Colombus’s astronomical tables which aided in his discovery of the New World. Glimpse the first traces of the written word.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Curator, Witness To History


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 1

11:25am

Jews and Violence: Self-Defense vs. Martyrdom in Eastern Europe
To fight back or surrender? To raise their voices or stay silent? Discuss the inner struggle of the Jews of Eastern Europe: to defend themselves taking matters into their own hands, or to rely on a miracle and possibly die on the altar of their identity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Glenn Dynner

Dr. Glenn Dynner

Professor of History, Sarah Lawrence College


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 3

11:25am

Myer Myers Rimonim Case: An Inside Look
Ancient history is brought to the modern courtroom. Using documents that date back to the mid-1700s, two synagogues battle for ownership over the bells of the Newport synagogue’s Torah scrolls, crafted in the 1800s by silversmith Myer Myers. These historical bells are worth millions of dollars. Who will win?

Speakers
avatar for Professor Johnathan Sarna

Professor Johnathan Sarna

Professor, Brandeis University


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Rotunda

11:25am

Zoosemiotics: Jewish Reflections on the Signs of Animality
Increasingly, we are learning to appreciate the diverse range of animal communications and behaviors. While the communicative mechanisms may be somewhat different from our own, there is such a strong human-animal relationship that Jewish mystical thought produces an entire psychology out of the overlapping modes of experience. What is our inner animal nature, and how is it expressed?

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Director, Interinclusion


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 6

11:25am

The Nation's Orphan
He was an innocent eight year old boy when his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were killed. He still holds of his mother’s innocence. Hear the story of the nation’s orphan and his fight for justice, which has lasted until today.


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 7

11:25am

Silk Screen Jewish Pop Art
Join artist Yitzchok Moully and create your own unique Jewish art masterpiece, using the silkscreen method.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Moully

Rabbi Yitzchak Moully

Pop Artist Rabbi


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 5

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday August 2, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

The Right to Die
Is euthanasia assisted suicide or human mercy? Hear what Jewish law has to say about this controversial topic.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 6

2:00pm

Leaving God and Finding Hashem: Getting the Ultimate Shift and Lift of Your Life
Let’s boldly challenge the self-defeating, unspoken disappointments and silly notions we carry around about ourselves and God. When we finally peel away the layers of childhood confusion and miseducation, we’ll discover the vitality, joy, and power in finding Hashem.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Mind Control: The Power of Our Thought
Does it really matter what we think if we don’t ever speak those thoughts, let alone act on them? Isn’t daydreaming harmless? Aren’t our actions all that really count? Learn how our thoughts are the basis for how we interact with the world around us, and discover just how much power they have, and more importantly, how much power we have over them.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Author & Lecturer, InterInlcusion


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 1

2:00pm

Why Are We Here?
To be Jewish is to know that you are in this world on a mission. Each person is provided with unique abilities and spheres of influence that allow them to accomplish what their soul was sent down to this world to do. Learn how to identify your particular mission and access the inner strength to fulfill it.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Director, Chabad of Agoura Hills


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rotunda

2:00pm

Yankel’s Tavern: Jew, Liquor, & Life in Eastern Europe
In nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, the Jewish-run tavern was often the center of Polish-Jewish coexistence. It was a place of hospitality, business, and religious festivities. Hear the surprising story of the Polish Jewish liquor trade, by the author of “Yankel’s Tavern,” and enjoy a variety of local beers.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Glenn Dynner

Dr. Glenn Dynner

Professor of History, Sarah Lawrence College


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 3

2:00pm

A Shameful Moment in US History
In 1939, America turned away a boat filled with Jewish refugees. Hear a panel of survivors and passengers of the trip, along with the movie director of Complicit, and an official apology from the U.S. State Department. Confront the shocking truth of America’s response.


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 7

3:05pm

Laws And Ethics Of War In Judaism
How does Judaism justify war? What are Judaism’s laws for protecting civilians? Does it believe in enemy interrogation? Non-conventional weaponry? Peace treaties? Take a fascinating look at the laws and ethics that govern war in Judaism.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Dean, the Institute of American and Talmudic Law


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 2

3:05pm

Marriage is Not A Joke But Can Be Quite Funny
Every marriage has its quirks. Who doesn’t want to better their marriage? Come prepared to laugh and gain wisdom as we explore the comedy of life.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Ari Laine

Rabbi Ari Laine

Author, GPS for a Happier Marriage


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 6

3:05pm

From Judah and Henry VIII to Reproductive Organ Transplants: The Impact of Medical Advances on the Laws of Levirate Marriage (Yibum) in the 21st Century
In this lecture, we trace the laws of levirate marriage (yibum) from biblical times through the story of Henry VIII, leading into the 21st century, where fascinating new medical technologies present new challenges to this ancient law.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Rotunda

3:05pm

George Washington’s Promise Of Religious Liberty
In 1790, George Washington sent a letter to the Jews of Newport. Hear from an esteemed historian about the significance of the letter and the role it played in the politics of the time.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Johnathan Sarna

Professor Johnathan Sarna

Professor, Brandeis University


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 3

3:05pm

The Little Known Story of Jewish Holocaust Money
The concentration camps were an entire universe unto themselves. Hear the surprising story of the concentration camp currency, with an expert on coins and currency.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Bob Messing

Mr. Bob Messing

Historian


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 1

3:05pm

Crossfire
Your questions, three panelists, and 60 seconds to give an answer. This fast-paced session features pressing questions in Jewish thought and practice.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din
avatar for Mrs. Molly Resnick

Mrs. Molly Resnick

Producer, NBC Studios
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 7

3:05pm

Not Your Bubbe’s Gefilte Fish: Modern Shabbat Cooking Demo
Join cooking show host, Gitty Rappaport, for a modern take on traditional Shabbos food


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 5

3:55pm

Mincha
Thursday August 2, 2018 3:55pm - 4:10pm
Room 2

4:10pm

Rambam: Daily Study
Over thirty years ago, the Rebbe introduced a daily learning regimen of the Rambam’s magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, a work spanning hundreds of chapters delineating every law mentioned in the Torah. Participate in the daily study as part of the annual study cycles of these laws, currently focused on the section regarding the slaughter and preparation of Kosher animals.


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:10pm

Taking Charge of Your Destiny: Life Lessons From The Ultimate Drum Circle
Should you fight the current or let it take you where it wills? Learn from Miriam: a strong, vocal woman who
did not let circumstance dictate her reality. Born into the bitter, Egyptian exile, Miriam empowered a generation of people (women?) to believe in and contribute to a better tomorrow. In this session, you will delve into the biblical story of Miriam, as we debate the balance between taking charge of one’s destiny and letting life run its course.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivky Kaplan

Mrs. Rivky Kaplan

Machon Alte


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 6

4:10pm

Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
With evidence all around us of the rapid gains in technology in general and in AI in particular, many are left wondering if we are not planning our own obsolescence. As many of the complex and creative accomplishments of human beings having been replicated and even surpassed in some cases with machine learning, what remains that is uniquely human? How, according to Torah, do we remain relevant?

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Director, Interinclusion


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

4:10pm

Perfection is Overrated!
Experience a paradigm shift based on the Tanya’s most revolutionary teachings, relating to spiritual growth and self-development.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Director, Chabad of Belgravia


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 1

4:10pm

Tales of the Bible
Follow a critically acclaimed journey through the Book of Exodus, as we take an analytical look at the tales of the Torah. From sea crossings to golden calves, uncover the deeper messages and reveal a wealth of contemporary meaning for our modern lives.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 3

4:10pm

In Conversation: Dani Dayan
As the Israeli Consul General to New York, Dayan is a leader and spokesperson for the international community. He is considered by many to be the face of the Israeli settlement movement. In a live interview, hear his role and perspective on Israel today.

Speakers
avatar for Ambassador Dani Dayan

Ambassador Dani Dayan

Consul General, Israeli Consulate of New York


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Rotunda

4:10pm

The Life of Shabbat
Shabbat is a universal day of rest. But every person experiences it differently. Hear from a panel of four women on their unique experiences and relationships with this holy day.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Susy Adler

Mrs. Susy Adler

Director, Gan Chamesh Early Childhood Program
avatar for Ms. Basya (Brooklyn) Hans

Ms. Basya (Brooklyn) Hans

Sinai Scholars Student, Fashion Institute of Technology
avatar for Dr. Diana Korzenik

Dr. Diana Korzenik

Professor Emerita, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
avatar for Ms. Nina Plunkett

Ms. Nina Plunkett

Sinai Scholar Student, Arizona State University- Barrett, the Honors College
avatar for Mrs. Bracha  Stuart

Mrs. Bracha Stuart

Art Director & Israel Advocate
avatar for Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Chabad of Flint


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 7

5:15pm

Refresh
Thursday August 2, 2018 5:15pm - 5:45pm
TBA

5:45pm

Dinner
Thursday August 2, 2018 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Ballroom

8:00pm

Rogers Park in Concert
Get your heart warmed and your toes tapping with America's only Chassidic Folk Band. Enjoy good ole' classics and exciting new tunes as we journey from the niggunim of yesteryear to the music of tomorrow.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mega Room

9:30pm

Ma'ariv
Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Room 2

9:30pm

Film: GI Jews
GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. Through the eyes of the servicemen and women, the film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II—as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance. Hear the story of their fight for their people, for America, and for Jews worldwide

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Room 7
 
Friday, August 3
 

7:00am

Women's Preprayer Session: A Guide To Touch The Divine
Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Chabad of Flint


Friday August 3, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 3

7:00am

SoulStir (for women only)
Soulstir is a form of movement that awakens the soul. Based on the kabbalistic sefirot, this dance form allows women to express a multitude of emotional attributes, such as loving kindness, strength, leadership and humility. Come find your inside joy! No experience needed.


Friday August 3, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 5

7:00am

7:30am

Shacharit
Friday August 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 2

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Men
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Friday August 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Women
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Friday August 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 3

8:00am

Breakfast
Friday August 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom

9:15am

Leading By Example: The Lubavitcher Rebbe In Action
Examine seven inspiring stories from the Rebbe’s life to not only learn, but experience, the Rebbe’s way of life.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Dean, the Institute of American and Talmudic Law


Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 2

9:15am

Jewish Medical Ethics 2018: The Year in Review
In this annual lecture, we will analyze the Jewish legal ramifications of the latest advances and stories from the world of medicine. From genetics to gene editing, to mitochondrial DNA, to transplanting animal organs, to questioning the very definition of death itself, prepare to be astounded at the pace of change.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 1

9:15am

Modern Politics and Talmudic Discourse
When you advocate for a cause, you want people to listen. Learn from our sages how to speak about the things you believe in in a way that will actually open hearts and change minds.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Mr. Sal Litvak

Mr. Sal Litvak

Accidental Talmudist


Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 3

9:15am

Prozac for The Soul
What is the Jewish secret to daily happiness? Discover the tools to finding and maintaining your happiness in everyday life.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue


Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 7

9:15am

The Ethical Will

Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 6

9:15am

Understanding Elijah the Prophet
Did you ever wonder why there is the cup of Elijah at the Passover Seder? His chair at a baby boy’s brit? Who was Elijah and why is he such an integral part of our Jewish observance? Take a fascinating journey into the life and mystique of this beloved biblical figure.


Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Rotunda

9:15am

The Home As The Center Of It All
We often point to schools as the nucleus for our children’s education. But the bulk of our children’s education is not taught in a classroom; it is taught within the four walls of their home. Explore the reasons why we should revolutionize the idea of education and point our focus inward, to strengthen the core of it all.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Room 10

10:20am

Friday Lights
As the Shabbos Candle Lighting Campaign reaches its 44th birthday, learn about its birth, growth, and the impact of women the world over uniting in lighting Shabbat candles.


Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 6

10:20am

1000 Years of Chess Masterpieces
What weight does this ancient game hold? Hear about the Jewish significance of the thousand-year-old game of chess from a man who owns the world’s largest collection of chess sets.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 1

10:20am

Living On Purpose: Celebrating the Service Driven Life.
Discover how Torah’s spiritual technology enables us to live with purpose, passion, and power, and to fill our days with greater goodness and ultimate joy.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Rotunda

10:20am

Operation Magic Carpet
Hear about Israel’s daring efforts to rescue Jews trapped in Arab lands, from an Israeli undercover agent involved in the fascinating operation.


Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 3

10:20am

The Three Gifts--A Marriage Parable
What makes marriage one of the most difficult and important tasks that we will ever achieve in our lives?

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 2

10:20am

Where Logic Begins and Ends
Is it reasonable to let go of reason? What benefits are there to letting go? Explore the why’s of faith and the advantages of living beyond reason.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Room 7

10:20am

Challah Bake
This hands-on challah-baking workshop showcases Mrs. Sara Briman of Mexico City, Mexico, winner of the prestigious American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ Five-Star Diamond Award for the best challah in the world! In loving memory of Karen Briman a”h

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
West Lobby

11:25am

Is Love All You Need?
In the service of G-d, our love must be never ending. But does He want more from us than just our heart? An analysis of our relationship with our Maker through the lens of the Tanya.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Ronnie Fine

Rabbi Ronnie Fine

Director, Chabad Queen Mary


Friday August 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 1

11:25am

Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
The true story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, but whose heroism was forgotten. Sixty years later, three Kansas teenagers find a brief reference to Irena’s rescues and write a school play, which quickly snowballs and helps crack open the silence in Poland about the Holocaust. These three girls elevate Irena Sendler to an international hero, championing decency, tolerance and respect for all people.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 3

11:25am

The Sacred Pool: An Open Discussion About Mikvah
Learn about the immense sanctity and power contained in the mikveh ritual. We will explore how this ancient rite addresses the most important issues and challenges of our day. This class will fascinate mikveh users as well as those curious about this ritual. (for men and women)

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Education Director, Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University


Friday August 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 2

11:25am

Medical Roundtable: You Ask, They Answer
As a patient or caretaker, have you ever encountered Jewish medical ethics questions you did not have the answer for? To find the answers you need, ask a panel of rabbis and doctors.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Friday August 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Rotunda

11:25am

Mock Beth Din, Boston Tea Party Edition
A Beit Din is a Jewish court of law, made up of three rabbis who determine the Jewish law on a case-by-case basis. Join a reenactment of a rabbinical courtroom, where the Sons of Liberty and instigators of the Boston Tea Party will be taken to trial for destroying too much tea. What does Judaism say about revolution and destruction? Join the trial to find out.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue
avatar for Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Dean, the Institute of American and Talmudic Law


Friday August 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 7

11:25am

11:25am

The Secrets Of Motivation: When Hillel Met Maslow
What is the secret to elusive, consistent inspiration? How does one maintain motivation? In this interactive workshop, learn how to challenge yourself in order to challenge others.


Friday August 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:15pm
Room 6

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday August 3, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

Holy Chutzpah: The Ultimate Power of Prayer.
When things need reformation, it is imperative that we push the status quo. But how? Explore the story of Chana, a childless woman whose holy chutzpah rewrote the script on prayer. When she unabashedly prayed to G-d for a child, the High Priest mistook her for a drunk. But G-d accepted her prayers, and it is from her that the Talmud derives the laws of prayer. Delve into the text of this story to discover an empowering and timely lesson from a woman who was not afraid to stand up.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivky Kaplan

Mrs. Rivky Kaplan

Machon Alte


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 1

2:00pm

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Leader
The art of leadership is the art of not only guiding, but empowering. Explore some inspiring habits of the Lubavitcher Rebbe that will teach you to lead and empower.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Director, Chabad of Belgravia


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 3

2:00pm

The Chabad Enterprise
What makes Chabad tick? Hear about the heartbeat of this global organization in an interview with the chairman of its educational institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Holly Cohen

Mrs. Holly Cohen

Executive Director, Kohelet Foundation
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky

Vice Chairman, Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch- Lubavitch World Headquarters


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rotunda

2:00pm

The Accidental Talmudist Live with Rabbi David Aaron
Join a live taping of the accidental Talmudist's daily Facebook show with Rabbi David Aaron as his guest. Listen in as these two modern minds discuss the depths of ancient wisdom.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta
avatar for Mr. Sal Litvak

Mr. Sal Litvak

Accidental Talmudist


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 7

2:00pm

Medical Roundtable: Doctors in Conversation
Questions constantly arise in the medical practice. Join a group of doctors, as they tackle the moral and ethical questions they encounter.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 5

2:00pm

Sparks of Wisdom
Knowledge is just knowledge until you make it your own. Join a social learning group to read and discuss ten powerful nuggets of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's teachings, to reflect upon and trigger discussion. View the Rebbe's work through your lens, to find meaning and application for your personal life.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman

Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman

Lead Editor, JLI


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 2

3:05pm

Holy Rest: A Halachic Crash Course on the Laws of Shabbat
From Kiddush to Havdalah, learn about the do’s, don'ts, how’s and why’s of keeping the day of rest.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din


Friday August 3, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 3

3:05pm

Rambam: Daily Study
Over thirty years ago, the Rebbe introduced a daily learning regimen of the Rambam’s magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, a work spanning hundreds of chapters delineating every law mentioned in the Torah. Participate in the daily study as part of the annual study cycles of these laws, currently focused on the section regarding the slaughter and preparation of Kosher animals.


Friday August 3, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 5

3:05pm

A Brief History of Tomorrow
The turmoil that our world is facing is significant. We stand on the cusp of change. Learn about Judaism’s fascinating perspective on redemption and the beginning of a new era.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman

Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman

Lead Editor, JLI


Friday August 3, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 2

3:05pm

The Doctor’s Plot: A Chilling Case of Antisemitism
In the early 1950s, Stalin dismissed a group of Jewish doctors, based on the fabricated claim that they were conspiring to assassinate Soviet leaders. Hear about the details of the case from the grandchild of a doctor who lived through it all.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 1

3:05pm

The Power Of The Mind
There is an age-old Chasidic adage: Think good, and it will be good. Explore the fascinating ability our mind has to determine reality.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Sholom Paltiel

Rabbi Sholom Paltiel

Director, Chabad of Port Washigton


Friday August 3, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Rotunda

3:05pm

Crossfire
Your questions, three panelists, and 60 seconds to give an answer. This fast-paced session features pressing questions in Jewish thought and practice.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute
avatar for Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Director, Chabad of Belgravia


Friday August 3, 2018 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 7

4:10pm

Pre-Shabbat reception
Friday August 3, 2018 4:10pm - 5:40pm
Pre-Function space

5:55pm

A Day of Rejuvenation
Shabbat is a day of rest, renewal, and G-d. It is a day to breathe more slowly and take stock of the blessings in our lives. Join us for a guided meditation, to help ease you into Shabbat’s calming sphere.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2018 5:55pm - 6:30pm
Room 3

5:55pm

Experiencing the Divine
On Shabbat, we transcend our mundane lives and reconnect with our Maker. Learn how to tap into the uniquely spiritual side of this day, even while eating Cholent.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Friday August 3, 2018 5:55pm - 6:30pm
Room 2

5:55pm

Pre-Candle Lighting Event: Women Only
Join together for a deeply moving feminine experience. Featuring meditations, stories, and song as we prepare to greet the Shabbat Queen.


Friday August 3, 2018 5:55pm - 6:30pm
Room 1

6:40pm

Candle Lighting
Friday August 3, 2018 6:40pm - 6:53pm
Pre-Function space

6:50pm

Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday August 3, 2018 6:50pm - 8:00pm
Mega Room

8:00pm

Seudat Shabbat
The Ripple Effect

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue


Friday August 3, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Ballroom
 
Saturday, August 4
 

8:00am

Tehillim
Join a minyan for the Chabad custom of reciting the entire Book of Psalms on the Shabbat preceding Rosh Chodesh to bring blessings into the new month.

Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Mega Room

8:00am

Breakfast
Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom

8:30am

Finding Reason: Why Do Mitzvot?
Do mitzvot have reasons, or do we do them just because G-d said to? Can you serve G-d by loving Him, or is the physical act of the mitzvah necessary? Examine the foundational reasons for doing what G-d asks.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Sholom Paltiel

Rabbi Sholom Paltiel

Director, Chabad of Port Washigton


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Room 1

9:15am

Shacharit
Home Security: The power of mezuzah to protect us from harm


Saturday August 4, 2018 9:15am - 12:15pm
Mega Room

9:15am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Saturday August 4, 2018 9:15am - 12:15pm
Room 1

9:15am

Women's Prayer Service
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Mrs. Shainie Weingarten

Chabad of Flint


Saturday August 4, 2018 9:15am - 12:15pm
Room 3

12:30pm

Lunch
Looking Back to the Future

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky

Vice Chairman, Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch- Lubavitch World Headquarters


Saturday August 4, 2018 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom

3:00pm

Rambam: Daily Study
Over thirty years ago, the Rebbe introduced a daily learning regimen of the Rambam’s magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, a work spanning hundreds of chapters delineating every law mentioned in the Torah. Participate in the daily study as part of the annual study cycles of these laws, currently focused on the section regarding the slaughter and preparation of Kosher animals.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Ronnie Fine

Rabbi Ronnie Fine

Director, Chabad Queen Mary


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5

3:00pm

A Jewish Doctor Goes to Rome: A Medical Historical Odyssey
Join us for a special experience as a Jewish doctor who is visiting Rome to attend a medical conference in 2018 travels back in time in a medical historical odyssey. We will see Italy through the eyes of Italian Jewish physicians from the past to the present. We will meet descendants of famous Jewish physicians of the Renaissance, visit one of the world’s greatest libraries, viewing manuscripts and incunabula, while making an unexpected discovery, and chat with the chief rabbi of Rome, who as a physician and rabbi is continuing an age-old Italian tradition. (Please make sure to renew your passports for both conventional and time travel.)

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Does G-d Have a Sense of Humor?
Come laugh and learn about what makes a joke Jewish, and enjoy a delicious potpourri of Jewish philosophy and humor.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Director, Chabad of Belgravia


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

From Hollywood to Holy Wood
A remarkable odyssey from the halls of Hollywood decadence to the heights of spirituality, this is the story of an NBC producer’s journey of inner transformation that will inspire one and all

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Molly Resnick

Mrs. Molly Resnick

Producer, NBC Studios


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 3

3:00pm

The How and Why of Jewish Prayer
Personal prayer is powerful. Jewish prayer is transcendent. Delve into the guidelines of our daily prayers to discover what they are, and why they came to be.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell

Dayan, Montreal Beth Din


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 1

4:00pm

Mincha
Saturday August 4, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

4:30pm

Farbrengen! A Traditional Chasidic Repast for Mind, Heart, and Soul (For Men)
In an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, a farbrengen is a Chasidic gathering where insightful thoughts and powerful stories are shared to inspire personal introspection and growth.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Saturday August 4, 2018 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Room 7

4:30pm

Farbrengen! A Traditional Chasidic Repast for Mind, Heart, and Soul (For Women)
In an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, a farbrengen is a Chasidic gathering where insightful thoughts and powerful stories are shared to inspire personal introspection and growth.


Saturday August 4, 2018 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Room 3

6:30pm

Seudah Shelishit
Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Director, Chabad of Belgravia


Saturday August 4, 2018 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ballroom

8:00pm

From Mummies to Mommies: Great Debates in Jewish Medical History
We will learn about some of the great debates in Jewish medical history throughout the centuries. Topics will span from the Middle Ages to the 21st century: the use of ancient Egyptian mummies for medicinal purposes; the 3-day burial controversy; artificial insemination with donor seed; abortion in the case of severe fetal disease; the definition of maternity in surrogate motherhood; and conclude with the debate about the moment of death.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Room 1

8:00pm

The Future of Psychology: Understanding Human Need
The first step to understanding someone is understanding his or her needs. Delve into the psychology of human need to discover what drives people to certain actions.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Room 3

8:00pm

Why is the Refrigerator Dark?
Sometimes, families get complicated. Especially when one family member chooses to be more, or less, religiously observant than the others. Learn how to re-establish family closeness and respect differences in your midst.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Education Director, Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Why Your Life Really, Really Matters
Discover the shocking truth of why you are, how you came to be, and who you’re destined to become. It’s easy to feel lost and valueless in the vastness of the universe. But Chasidic thought teaches that the world needs more you.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Room 2

8:00pm

Songs of the Soul
Close your eyes and let your soul be transported to another realm with a soulful Chassidic melody. These hauntingly beautiful mostly wordless melodies were composed or adapted by holy scholars and mystics over the centuries. Join our Sinai Scholars students to learn how to sing these songs and the powerful stories behind the music as well as the deep life lessons these melodies contain.

Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Rotunda

8:50pm

Ma'ariv
Saturday August 4, 2018 8:50pm - 9:05pm
Room 2

9:15pm

Havdalah
Saturday August 4, 2018 9:15pm - 9:45pm
TBA

10:00pm

Illusionist
Watch a mind-boggling, jaw-dropping show by South Africa’s foremost Copperfield-like illusionist. Come prepared to be amazed.

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2018 10:00pm - 10:35pm
Mega Room

10:30pm

Melaveh Malka
Bask in the afterglow of Shabbat as we escort the departing Shabbat Queen and partake of a lavish buffet.


Saturday August 4, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Ballroom
 
Sunday, August 5
 

7:00am

Workout for Body and Soul (Women Only)
A fusion of aerobic, strength, stretch, and soul connection.


Sunday August 5, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 5

7:00am

The Ten Utterances of Creation
Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yosef Laufer

Rabbi Yosef Laufer

Director, Chabad of Warwick


Sunday August 5, 2018 7:00am - 7:30am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit
Sunday August 5, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 2

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Men
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yosef Laufer

Rabbi Yosef Laufer

Director, Chabad of Warwick


Sunday August 5, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 1

7:30am

Shacharit—Beginners’ Service for Women
Do you ever feel lost in the synagogue, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This beginners’ service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G-d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.


Sunday August 5, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Room 3

8:15am

Breakfast
Sunday August 5, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Ballroom

9:30am

Touching the Untouchable
Chassidic teachings employ the use of a Mashal, or parable, to explain the deepest secrets of the universe. Join for some hands-on science experiments that can help us understand the greatest Kabbalistic metaphors.

Speakers

Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 7

9:30am

A Morning with the Accidental Talmudist
Life takes people to unexpected places. Hear the entertaining story of how an immigrant kid from Chile ended up directing movies in Hollywood and sharing Torah with millions of people.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Sal Litvak

Mr. Sal Litvak

Accidental Talmudist


Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 2

9:30am

Dare to Dream and Turn Fate into Destiny: A Crash Course in the Daily Jewish Prayer
You can’t hit a target if you can’t see it. And yet have we fully contemplated and truly owned the dream list of the visions and values essential to creating the best life for ourselves and the world. Probe the depths of the daily Amidah prayer, and plug into its life-changing power

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron

Dean and Founder, Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta


Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 3

9:30am

Death and Mourning in Judaism
All lives return to dust. After a life comes to its end, what does our tradition have to say about our response? How should we mourn? Why should we mourn? A lesson on life’s final days.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Education Director, Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University


Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 1

9:30am

How To Get Over Yourself
In an age of extreme individualism, the ego has taken center stage. It is the number one cause of everything that has gone wrong in this world. Learning how to park it is the first step towards a more contented life and a better world.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi, Mill Hill Synagogue


Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 2

10:45am

Rambam: Daily Study
Over thirty years ago, the Rebbe introduced a daily learning regimen of the Rambam’s magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, a work spanning hundreds of chapters delineating every law mentioned in the Torah. Participate in the daily study as part of the annual study cycles of these laws, currently focused on the section regarding the slaughter and preparation of Kosher animals.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Yosef Laufer

Rabbi Yosef Laufer

Director, Chabad of Warwick


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 5

10:45am

The Rebbetzin: Her Life and Legacy
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, of blessed memory, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, kept her life out of the public eye. A glimpse into this special woman’s life and impact on the Lubavitch movement.


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 1

10:45am

Repetition and Restriction in Judaism
Is Judaism a religion of rules? Why do we do the same things over and over again, like putting on tefillin each morning? Examine the framework and reasoning of for its detailed instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Sholom Paltiel

Rabbi Sholom Paltiel

Director, Chabad of Port Washigton


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 2

10:45am

The Groundbreaking Ideas of the Rebbe
The Rebbe transformed the face of a generation. He ignited the world with passion and love. Discover the revolutionary ideas of the Rebbe’s work.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 3

10:45am

The Incredible Life of Dr. Jacob Eisnebach
What is the secret to immortality? What is the secret to a 95-year-old survivor’s longevity and sunny persona? After struggling through War World II with his beloved brother, Dr. Eisenbach was the only member of his family to emerge alive. Despite his tragic past, he continues to forge onward, living every day with forgiveness and love.


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Rotunda

10:45am

The Power Within
How to tap in to your inner power and use it to discover your potential. Discover how the latest research in leadership is rooted in ancient Jewish sources.


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 4

12:00pm

Do's and Dont's: Which is Greater?
Join two Chassidic masters for a debate of great value. Judaism is full of do's and don'ts but what is more important? Does G-d want the action or the inaction of our daily lives more?

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7

12:00pm

Mission IMPOSSIBLE
On seven occasions recorded in the Torah, G-d intervenes in the lives of a person or people and encourages them to take a step forward. In this talk, we explore how to overcome the seven basic emotions that hold us back from actualizing our G-d-given potential.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Director, Chabad of Belgravia


Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rotunda

12:00pm

When Do We Eat?
Hear the rollercoaster tale behind the movie, “When Do We Eat?”, one of the most Jewish films ever made in Hollywood. Come prepared to laugh.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Sal Litvak

Mr. Sal Litvak

Accidental Talmudist


Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 3

1:00pm

Closing Lunch
Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Dean and Founder, Beis Chana Institute


Sunday August 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom