Truths my daughter taught me.
On December 5, 2019 Rabbi Shalom Hammer’s 18-year-old daughter, Gila z”l, died by suicide. This presentation relates the important lessons regarding sensitivity and compassion to our fellow, which Gila exemplified and demonstrated to others despite her demise at such a young age. These objectives exemplify the message we must incorporate as we reflect upon personal development and national redemption.
2020 - The Year of Weird.
And with the American Presidential election coming, we’re not out of the woods yet. Rosh Hashanah is a new year so we’re turning the page. How do you start over when you don’t quite know where you are and you definitely don’t know what’s coming? New Year, New Rules, New You.
Rabbi Levitz with Rosh Hashanah Tunes and Words of Inspiration
Unetaneh Tokef – Who by Fire? The power of one song to change a country.
In light of the Yom Kippur War, deep disturbing questions penetrated the Israeli psyche; and Kibbutz Beit Hashita became the site from which a reflective existential journey developed. Being that the words of the song composed on the kibbutz are taken from the High Holiday Liturgy, this session is very timely for the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This session is part-tour of the kibbutz and the area around it in the Jezreel Valley and part-lecture - all with visuals.