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LAST CALL TO RSVP: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

11/20/2019 03:05:50 PM


This week, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 22nd - 23rd, we will welcome as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, author of "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life", a noted cognitive therapist and speaker, as well as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research at Camp HASC.

Please join us this Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of talks, guided practices, and discussions on Jewish Mindfulness, Meditation, and Modern Spirituality.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, Wednesday, November 20th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:15 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:15 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:20 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Living in the Presence: An Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness"
Friday Night, 7:15 PM

And They Were All Equal For Good:
A Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

"Modern Spirituality: A Q & A with Rabbi Dr. Epstein"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM


  Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

Rabbi Benjamin Epstein, Ph.D. is an experienced psychologist, author, and speaker who blends traditional Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and acceptance techniques. Dr. Benjy works effectively across a broad spectrum of age groups to enhance well being by teaching how to live more mindfully and in the present.  In addition to his private practice and mindfulness seminars, he spends his Summers as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research in Camp HASC. Dr. Benjy lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.

Dr. Benjy has recently authored, "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life," a work designed to provide a practical roadmap to the discovery of purpose, to capture and experience some of the benefits of the world-to-come, right now, in this world. To order, click here.

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