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Shabbat Hagadol Derasha

The IDF's First Pesah: A 1948 Seder Story

Saturday, April 1

Following morning services, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik delivers the Shabbat Hagadol Derasha on the intriguing subject of "The IDF's First Pesah: A 1948 Seder Story."



Shabbat Hagadol Derasha Sponsored by Debbie and David Sable in memory of Ambassador Yehuda Avner, author of The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership and The Ambassador, a novel, on the occasion of his second nahala


Kiddush Luncheon sponsored by Doina and Dr. Lawrence Bryskin in memory of Doina’s mother, Hermina Levi, on the occasion of her yahrzeit and in honor of Rabbi Meir Soloveichik



Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty.