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Russin Scholar -David Hazony, Invited to present by the 92nd Street Y in NYC

Russin Scholar - David Hazony Invited to Present at the 92nd Street Y in NYC

Now in Miami, March 3 - 5, 2011


David Hazony 

David Hazony




   How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life



Thursday Evening, March 3rd

Beth David Congregation

2625 SW Third Avenue, Miami

7:30 p.m. Presentation Followed by Dessert Reception


Are the Ten Commandments Still Relevant?

The two tablets are often perceived by many people as a symbol of old-time Jewish or Christian religion, but a closer look reveals a whole worldview. Hidden behind the Ten Commandments is a unique approach to life, community, love, and what it means to be a human being-expressing an outlook that is as relevant to modern life as when they were first written down thousands of years ago.



Friday Evening, March 4th

Beth David Highland Lakes Shul

2600 NE 209th Street, Aventura

7:30 p.m. Kosher Dinner  

($32 Adult; $18 Child under 12) 

(Reservations Required by Feb. 28th)

8:30 p.m. Presentation

(Childcare during presentation available for a nominal fee. Please call CAJE/Melton to reserve)



Conservative 6:30p.m.

Beth Torah-Benny Rok Campus

20350 NE 26th Avenue, North Miami Beach


Orthodox 6:30p.m.

Beth David Highland Lakes Shul

2601 NE 205th Street, Aventura


Do We Still Have to Be Concerned about Idolatry Today? 

On the face of it, the Second Commandment seems to be the least relevant to modern life. Yet a closer look at the Bible's attitude towards idolatry reveals that statues and multiple gods were just outward expressions of something hidden in our nature that threatens our sense of right and wrong-a danger that's as alive today as it was at the foot of Mt. Sinai.



Saturday Morning, March 5th

Beth Torah-Benny Rok Campus

20350 NE 26th Avenue, North Miami Beach

            9:00 a.m. Conservative Services

            10:30 a.m. Presentation


Honoring Parents: The Secret to Attaining Wisdom

The Bible tells us that if we honor our parents, we will "lengthen our days." A careful look at Biblical stories and rabbinic tales about parents and children reveals a crucial connection between honoring parents and moral wisdom-a special type of wisdom that cannot be learned solely from texts or teachers, but is the source of our deepest moral instincts.



Saturday Evening, March 5th

Home of Aida & Elias Mitrani

7:30 p.m. Havdalah, Dessert Reception & Presentation


Whose Money Is It Anyway? -

In the era of Bernie Madoff, no one needs to argue over the value of "Thou shall not steal" among the Ten Commandments. What isn't as well-known is how the ancient rabbis took respect for private ownership to another level, teaching that when you steal even something small, you are violating the soul of another. This talk will explore both the Bible's and the rabbinic tradition's approach to wealth, the problem of greed, and the real meaning of charity - and how different these are from what we normally think.


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To RSVP Please call 305-576-4030 x 117 or email at




                                            Lynn Dumas Russin Z"L


This weekend is dedicated to the loving memory of Lynn who treasured Melton learning and looked forward to Melton classes every week. May the Torah we learn contribute to the elevation of her soul.  


Learning Elevates the Soul

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*To Honor the Memory of a Loved One

*To Celebrate A Simcha- Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Graduation, Birthday or Anniversary - especially for those in your life who don't need another material gift.

$118 per date  



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