Central Synagogue is delighted to welcome
RABBI SHALOM HAMMER
as our Scholar in Residence
on Shabbat 18/19 January 2019
Friday 18th January
4:15 pm Mincha and Carlebach Style Kabbalat Shabbat followed by talk:
“Israel’s Struggle for Survival and Vision of Continuity”.
Shabbat 19th January
Sermon: “Partnering with G-d”.
“Jewish Heroism: Mind with Matter: Infusing Ideology in the IDF”.
Rabbi Shalom Hammer, originally from the USA, has now lived in Israel for 30 years. He served under the Rabbinate Division of the Israeli Defense Forces and currently serves as a senior lecturer for the Jewish Identity Branch of the IDF to help motivate troops in all divisions and infuse Jewish Identity.
In addition he is founder and director of Makom Meshutaf, an initiative offering lectures throughout the country on the basics of Judaism to Secular Kibbutzim and Moshavim.
Shalom also serves as a lecturer for The Israel Government Fellows of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and has authored five books.
Rabbi Hammer is a contributing writer for the Jerusalem Post and is a renowned guest lecturer for communities throughout the Diaspora including the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.