LONGMEADOW – Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) will present “One Shabbat One World” on Friday, Jan. 26.
More than 350 communities internationally will be participating in One Shabbat One World, as tens of thousands of Jews from all across the globe will come together to eat, drink, relax and celebrate a Shabbat dedicated to universal peace and harmony.
The festivities will begin with Shabbat services at 5 p.m. at LYA, 1148 Converse St., in Longmeadow; Dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m. and will include a gourmet four-course meal complete with Shabbat delicacies. A special children’s program is being planned.
Guest speaker for the evening will be Rabbi Shmuel Lew, senior Chabad emissary and veteran educator in London, England. He is renowned for his wit, wisdom and ability to connect to a diverse audience. Rabbi Lew is currently the principal of the Lubavitch Senior Girls’ School in London.
In the early ‘60s Rabbi Lew pioneered outreach activities on college and university campuses, and over the past five decades, in his capacity as beloved educator and guidance counselor, has positively influenced thousands. Among his many disciples is former chief rabbi to Great Britain, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks.
“Rabbi Lew is an outstanding educator and someone who was privileged to personally receive many directives from the Lubavitcher Rebbe,” remarked Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky. “He is sought around the world as a speaker and a mentor to other rabbis.”
The fee for the dinner is $18 for an adult, $10 for children under 11 and a family price (two parents and all their children) of $48. Major funding for the speaker is made possible through the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, Jan. 23: (413) 567-8665 or info@LYA.org. Checks should be made payable to LYA and may be mailed to 1148 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Your check is your reservation.