Rabbi to lead lunch and learn on ‘How Jewish Should the Jewish State Be?’

Rabbi Shimon Felix will lead a lunch and learn on “How Jewish Should the Jewish State Be? Shabbat: A Test Case” at noon on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Bais Abraham, 6910 Delmar Blvd. in University City.

Felix was born in New York and made aliyah in the early 1970s. He has worked and taught at a wide range of communal and educational frameworks, serving both young people and adults. He studied, taught at, and served as Educational Director of Yeshivat Hamivtar, where he received his Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbis Chaim Brovender and Shlomo Riskin, and has taught at Michlelet Bruria, Yakar in London and Jerusalem, the Israeli school system, Limmud, on campuses in Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. He headed the Jewish Agency’s Bureau for Cultural Services to Communities, is the executive director emeritus of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, served as head of Jewish Studies and Life at the Bialik High School in Montreal, and held the position of assistant to Chief Rabbi of Great Britain Lord Jonathan Sacks. His thoughts on the Torah and Jewish holidays can be found on his website parshaoftheweek.com.

He is currently working with the travel company Israel Experts on creating innovative programming in Israel for synagogue groups, schools, students, families and others. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Iris, who teaches Kaballah at Hebrew University. 

There is no cost to attend. The lunch and learn is sponsored by Jack Tepper in honor of Fawn Chapel and Alan Nemes; and Larry Friedman and Randi Mozenter to commemorate the yahrzeits of Joel Wexelman, Stanley Mozenter, and Daniel and Estelle Friedman, z”l. 

For more information, email [email protected] or call 314-721-3030.