“Finding G-d Within Life’s Challenges.”
Rabbi Shalom Arush is not your typical Sephardic Orthodox rabbi. Born in Morocco, he made aliya with his parents at age 13. After graduating high school, he served in the Israeli Defense Force’s elite naval rescue unit as an airborne combat medic, where he took part in many clandestine missions. After completing his three year stint in the service Rabbi Arush attended university, majoring in economics. During that time, five of his closest friends were killed in a helicopter crash while carrying out an army mission. At their funerals, the rabbi wondered abut the seeming futility of life. This tragedy was the catalyst for a complete metamorphosis in the rabbi’s outlook on the world.
The Shabbat afternoon talk by Rabbi Brody will draw on the complex life experiences and Torah-based approach of Rabbi Arush toward such challenges. Tefilah 8:25 a.m., dairy lunch 11:45 a.m., class 1 p.m.
Reservation and prepayment required. $15 per person. To register, call Susan at 206 722-5500 or visit ezrabessaroth.net/support-eb.