Yiddish Culture Shabbat: November 14-16, 2014

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Am Kolel’s Sanctuary Retreat Center, November 14-16, 2014

Yitzhak BuxbaumAuthor, storyteller and teacher Yitzhak Buxbaum will be the scholar-in-residence, November 14-16, 2014 at Am Kolel’s Sanctuary Retreat Center in the Agricultural Reserve of upper Montgomery County, MD. Yitzhak has devoted 30 years to bringing Jews closer to the beauty of Judaism and has performed and taught all over the world. The weekend retreat includes learning, meals, and prayer.

The program theme is “Exploring our Eastern European Jewish roots through stories, music, food and humor. Yitzchak will share “The Wit and Wisdom of Rabbi Naftali of Ropshitz” — one of the most original Hasidic rebbes, who was both a Torah genius and a comedian. Rabbi David Shneyer, musician and spiritual leader, and Debbie Amster, wellness educator and native Yiddish speaker will also present.

The retreat begins Friday at 7 pm and concludes Sunday morning at 11:00 am. All Saturday only option available.

For more information contact gilah@am-kolel.org or 301-349-2799 and visit www.sanctuaryretreatcenter.com

Am Kolel is an independent Jewish community dedicated to Jewish renewal by addressing spiritual needs in a welcoming, inclusive community. Am Kolel, which means “an inclusive people”, was founded in 1990 by Rabbi David Shneyer. We celebrate the spiritual warmth of Judaism in a form that is joyful and personal.