Reuven Russell - Entertainment & Program
An accomplished actor and comedian with an extensive theatrical background, Reuven has been seen on the hit TV show ER, and in the feature films Chaplin, Inside Monkey Zetterland and The Proprietor. He originated the role of Hersh in the Off Broadway debut of The Quarrel. He has toured nationally in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys starring Mickey Rooney and Donald O’Connor.
His one-man show, Gathering the Sparks, has played to audiences in over 100 cities around the world. He can currently be seen in the films Advice and Dissent with Eli Wallach and Rebecca Pidgeon, The Permeable Man, as well as in 13 episodes of the popular children’s video series The Adventures of Agent Emes.
Reuven is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama where he directed and co-starred with Paul Giamatti in Glengarry Glen Ross. He has also directed 7 short films for Project SARAH.
Reuven is a professor at Stern College for Women and the University of New Haven, as well as the Artistic Director of the Stern College Dramatic Society. He is a father of five and is the proud son of the late comedian and Jewish humorist Joey Russell.
Reuven will be presenting the following entertainment programs:
1) Stand-up comedy
2) Family Feud - hosted by RR
3) Public Speaking workshop
4) Koko the Clown - magic show for kids
5) How to be a Clown - another show for kids
Pesach in Gan Eden 2019
Shoshana Levin Bander
Miriam Yerushalmi - Speaker
Miriam Yerushalmi holds an MS in Psychology and Marriage and Family Counseling. She was trained at Pepperdine University and graduated the year of 1990 and is uniquely skilled at combining behavioral and humanistic approaches to address a wide spectrum of psychopathology.
Miriam fuses essential Torah principles with her background in Mental Health to empower individuals to release their inner healing potential while aligning with life’s purpose on essential life issues, ranging from relationships and parenting to self improvement.
Miriam's Lecture topics:
1) Psychology today - Rectification of imagination - deep mystical solutions dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, low self esteem and more.
2) Mastery over emotion - Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Which one are you?
3) Power of Tefila and meditation - In depth study of sacred Tefilla text with kabalistic tefilla meditations.
4) True Body and soul healing - Looking into the source of illness from kabalistic perspective and tips for healing and prevention.
5) True love - What is it from a Jewish perspective -to find the good in the other (Including concepts from the book Mystery of Marriage).
Have questions or want to learn more? We’d love to talk. We have a passion for answering your questions. Please give us a call or send us an email. We promise to get back to you within 24 hours.
Rivkah Rothschild, Esq - Attorney and Teacher of Jewish Thought
Rivkah Rothschild, Esq is a seasoned attorney, currently in private practice in NYC. However, Rivkah's true passion is the study and teaching of Jewish thought. Her insights and inspiration are drawn from classical commentators on the Torah, as well as philosophical and mystical texts, and, in particular, the writings and sichot of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the foremost Torah scholar of our generation. Rivkah’s methodology involves questioning the text to expose the nuanced meanings that in-depth Torah study yields.
Chuck Field - Comedy Ventriloquist
Chuck Field and his stage partners, Ziggy and Dr. Sol come to us from Scottsdale, Arizona. They have been wowing audiences for the past 40 years. Their hysterical humor and superb ventriloquism are truly delightful! Fast-paced, incredibly funny material, along with lots of interactive audience participation make this a show your whole family won't want to miss. Chuck has performed with Carnival Cruise Lines, Second City and travels all over entertaining the Jewish Community nation wide. Chuck's motto, "Laughter is the best medicine"
A Musical Journey Into Your Soul
With Shoshana Bander
Shoshana Levin Bander is a singer/songwriter/storyteller who has touched and inspired female audiences around the United States and Israel with her heart-warming, soul-touching melodies and breath-taking stories.
She is fun and deep at the same time, leaving the crowd not only with melodies to hum, but with something to think about long after she is gone.
Shoshana has been interviewed on National Public Radio in a feature story on Jewish women’s music. She has also been interviewed by Newsweek magazine and one of her well known stories appeared in both Newsweek and Readers Digest.
Rabbi Chaim Sperlin - Rabbi & Speaker
Rabbi Chaim Sperlin serves as the Director and Spiritual leader of LA-vate (ELEVATE). An inspiration based movement centered in Beverly Hills.
Rabbi Sperlin has developed a cutting edge curriculum on Tanya, which is in its final stages of publication and he has taught an advanced daily class at the Mayanot Institute of Jewish studies in Jerusalem. He also teaches the world renowned JLI courses in multiple locations throughout Los Angeles.
He also leads a support group at the Chabad Residential Treatment Center on recovery and addiction from the lens of Jewish Mysticism.
Rabbi Sperlin received his Smicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, an internationally acclaimed authority in all areas of Halacha, specializing in medical and ethical issues presented by modern science and technology.
He is articulate, engaging and entertaining. His students say they never want his discussions to end.
He is a proud husband and father of 4.
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