A Class is offered each morning during breakfast and main lectures are given after lunch.'Stump the Rabbi' and similar type intriguing round-table discussions take place after dinner and always go on for hours.
Our featured lecturers will also address the crowd at various times in the Synagogue from the pulpit. Our guest scholars and a complete schedule and title of classes will be posted shortly.
We are so excited to announce that Rabbi YY Jacobson will be joining us again for Rosh Hashana at the JW.
One of America’s premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi YY (Yosef Yitzchak) Jacobson is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on six continents and in forty states, and serving as teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is considered to be one of the most successful, passionate and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.
Rabbi YY Jacobson was the first rabbi ever to be invited by the Pentagon to deliver the religious keynote to the US military Chief of Chaplains and to the National Security Agency. At the conference he was hailed “The Jewish Billy Graham.”
Rabbi Mendel Duchman is always an entertaining and inspiring speaker. He is also an experienced and accomplished master of ceremonies, and has had the honor of introducing leaders and dignitaries such as the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Governors and many others civic and rabbinical personalities.
His public presentations are always filled with humor, clarity, meaning, and contagious passion. Mendel stimulates, empowers and energizes his audiences to care more, to do more, to achieve more.
As the CEO of a leading brand of natural, organic skin care products, Mendel relates to corporate and entrepreneurial business people and the public as well as he understands the struggles and dreams of dedicated rabbis and educators. Putting his unparalleled expertise as a financial coach to good use, he is credited with helping hundreds of Chabad Lubavitch emissaries around the globe succeed financially despite the economic downturn.
His wife, Rebbetzin C. Rochel Duchman, wears many hats; as a mother, entrepreneur, educator, bubby, and certified life coach. C. Rochel has is renown for her special expertise in the shidduch/dating process.
The Duchmans live in Los Angeles and are respected and leading members of the LA Jewish community. They served as the Rebbe’s shluchim to Irvine, California from 1979 to 1991, during which they built a thriving Chabad Jewish community crowned by a 500-seat synagogue and community center which continues to grow.
BENTZION KRAVITZ is an acknowledged authority on Judaism, cults, fundamentalist groups, and religious coercion. He is the founder of Jews for Judaism and the executive director of its Los Angeles center.
A renowned lecturer, Rabbi Kravitz has appeared on television, radio, and social media programs. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States, the former Soviet Union, South Africa, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Israel.
His presentations, which are sensitive, enlightening, and entertaining, have been enthusiastically received by all denominations of Judaism.