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Selihot: The Official Start to the High Holidays & L.I.F.E. Lecture

Selihot: The Official Start to the High Holidays & L.I.F.E. Lecture

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Holiday, Ritual, Social Event, Speaker, Worship Service
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Arts & Culture, Holiday, Israel, Just for Fun, Ritual

The haunting melodies of this special service, traditionally recited at midnight, prepare us spiritually for the intensity of the high holiday season. Join us for a dessert reception, followed by personal reflections on the liturgy, holiday themes, and the struggle to draw meaning from our ancient tradition. The solemn service will conclude at the stroke of midnight.

9:00 PM Havdalah and Dessert Reception
9:30 PM Presentation by Dr. Itzhak Brook “A Matter of Life and Death: A Physician’s Personal Account of the Yom Kippur War”
10:45 PM Selichot (Penitential) Service

Dr. Itzhak Brook is a Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He was born and raised in Haifa, Israel and earned his medical degree from Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Medicine, in Jerusalem. He served in the Israeli army as a medic in the Six Day War in 1967 and as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious diseases at the University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He served in the medical corps of the U.S. Navy for 27 years. Dr. Brook authored the books: In the Sands of Sinai- A Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War and My Voice – A Physician’s Personal Experience with Throat Cancer.

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Organized by: Rachel Levine-Hyman

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