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Atzeres Hesped – Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky ZT”L

A recording is below. Speakers included:

  • Opening Remarks – Rav Yisroel Menachem Levin Shlita, Rov, Bais Tefillah
  • Rav Shimon Galai Shlita, Rov, Bnei Brak (00:12:00)
  • Rav Shmuel Irons Shlita, Rosh Hakollel, Kollel Avreichim of Detroit (00:39:30)
  • Rav Gershon Miller Shlita, Rosh Hamosad, Yeshiva Bais Yehudah (01:01:30)

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Chizuk Habayis – Building and Strengthening the Jewish Home

A recording is below. Speakers included:

  • Opening Remarks – Rabbi Yisroel Menachem Levin Shlita, Rov, Bais Tefillah
  • Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Lowy Shlita, Rov, Agudas Yisroel, Toronto (00:05:20)
  • Rabbi Zev Cohen Shlita, Rov, Adas Yeshurun, Chicago (00:39:30)

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The Power of an Inspiring Seder (3/13 – 3/14/2015)

with Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum, Director of the Cleveland Jewish Learning Connection

  • Friday Night – for men:

    Making my Seder Different from All Other Sedarim

  • Shabbos Afternoon – for high school and post-high school girls:

    What am I Supposed to Feel at the Seder?

  • After Seudah Shlishis – for men:

    Parshas Parah & the Pesach Seder

Shabbos with Rav Asher Weiss (2/27 to 3/1/2015)

Rav Asher Weiss addressed the community at several local shuls throughout Shabbos.
Three special, post-Shabbos lectures included:

  • Community Q & A Session

    At Young Israel of Oak Park, moderated by Rav Doniel Neustadt. Topics included Medicine, Technology, Israel, Segulos, Social Issues, and more.

  • Medical Halachah Brunch

    At Partners in Torah Study Hall, moderated by Dr. Steven Tennenberg. Topic: Physicians under Fire – battlefield medics, Israelis under rocket attack, Ebola patients. Followed by Q & A.

  • Shiur Iyun

    At the Kollel Institute. Topic: Matanos L’Evyonim & Simchas Purim.

Shabbos of Emunah (1/3/2015)

A motzei Shabbos community lecture entitled “The Imperative of Emunah” was the highlight a special Shabbos of Emunah, January 1 – 4, 2015. A recording is below. Speakers included:

  • Opening Remarks – Rav Doniel Neustadt, Vaad Harabbonim & Cong. Bnai Israel Beth Yehuda
  • Instilling Emunah in Yourself – Rav Yisroel Brog, Yeshiva Tiferes Avigdor (0:16:00)
  • Instilling Emunah in Others – Rav Dovid Sapirman, Ani Maamin (1:04:20)

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Teshuva Drasha (9/15/2014)

In preparation for the Yomim Noraim, the Vaad Harabbonim hosted a Teshuva Drasha at Congregation Bnai Israel, featuring Rav Ahron Dovid Goldberg, Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Telshe in Wickliffe, Ohio.

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Community Pidyon Petter Chamor

The community Pidyon Petter Chamor – a first for the Detroit community – was held Thursday, April 17, 2014 during Chol HaMoed Pesach. Over 1,500 participants attended the event at Young Israel of Oak Park.

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Rabbi Aharon Sorscher delivers a shiur b’iyun on Inyanei Peter Chamor
Rabbi Asher Eisenberger delivers a shiur on the Halachos of Pidyon Peter Chamor.
Rabbi Michael Cohen leads the kehillah in Tehilim.
Petter Chamor
Petter Chamor
Petter Chamor
Detroit rabbonim R' Aharon Sorscher, R' Shaill Zachariash, R’ Yisroel Menachem Levin, R' Michael Cohen and R’i Simcha Klein watch the Pidyon Peter Chamor.
Over 1,500 people gathered together to watch the mitzvah.
Rabbi Doniel Neustadt addresses the gathering prior to performing the mitzvah.
The "seh"
Rabbi Daniel Neustadt redeems the Peter Chamor from Rabbi Dovid Kahn. Rabbi Yosef Krupnik looks on.
Rabbi Daniel Neustadt redeems the Peter Chamor from Rabbi Dovid Kahn.
Rabbi Dovid Kahn accepts the “seh".
Rabbi Dovid Kahn accepts the “seh".

2012 Kashrus Symposium

The 2012 Kashrus Symposium was held December 30, 2012 at Young Israel of Oak Park. The video is approximately 2 hours, 8 minutes. Presenters included:

  • Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst, Dayan, Agudas Yisroel of Illinois, on “Questions in the Contemporary Kitchen”
  • Rabbi Doniel Neustadt, Yoshev Rosh of the Vaad Harabbonim of Detroit, on “Local Kashrus Issues and Concerns”
  • Rabbi Sholom Tendler, Kashrus Administrator of the Star-K, in a hands-on demonstration entitled “Bugs, Pests, and Insects”

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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski:
Self-Esteem – the Universal Ingredient

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski addressed the Detroit community on Sunday, July 15, 2012 a the Young Israel of Oak Park. His lecture discussed the importance of self-esteem as well as enhancing self-esteem throughout life.

This program formally introduced Noam Detroit, the Social Services division of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis, to the community.

The program was sponsored, in part, by Jewish Family Service.

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