Scholar in Residence 2023


December 16, 2023    
8:00 pm




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DECEMBER 15 – 17


• Friday evening Shabbat Dinner and Lecture at 6 PM

• Shabbat Lunch and Learn after services

• Saturday evening Comedy Night, with desserts and special raffles at 8 PM

• Sunday morning bagels and conversation at 10 AM


The cost of Shabbat Dinner is $50 a person.
The cost of Comedy night is $50 a person.
Get both for a bargain price of $90.

Please call Josephine at the office at 718-776-3500
as soon as possible with your reservation.


Friday Dinner at 6 PM – PURITY OF ARMS

A text-based discussion of Purity of Arms, the Israeli army’s code of ethics that’s unlike any other in the world, with conversation about real-world examples of the ethical dilemmas that IDF soldiers face in combat.


Saturday Lunch and Learn after Services – HEBREW IS MAGIC

A text-based workshop on the hidden life lessons embedded in Hebrew words. No prior knowledge of Hebrew necessary.


Saturday evening Comedy Night at 8 PM – MAGICAL ISRAEL

An uplifting comedic keynote address about the power of our connection with Israel-complete with laughter, some tears, and an emotional journey that leaves audiences both exhilarated and inspired.


Sunday Breakfast at 10 AM – LIVING ROOM SALON: “ISRAEL 201”

An intimate author talk about Joel’s newest book, ISRAEL 201, including favorite moments from his interviews of Israeli A-listers like Olympian Yael Arad and Fauda co-creator Avi Issacharoff, and how writing ISRAEL 201 rekindled Joel’s love for the country in unexpected ways.