Rabbi Simon Jacobson heads The Meaningful Life Center (www.meaningfullife.com), which bridges the secular and the spiritual through a wide variety of live and on-line programming.
Rabbi Jacobson is the author of the best-selling book Toward a Meaningful Life, a William Morrow publication that has sold over 300,000 copies to date and has been translated into 10 languages.
For over 14 years Rabbi Jacobson was responsible for publishing the talks of the late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He also headed the research team for Sefer Halikutim - an encyclopedic collection of Chassidic thought.
Rabbi Jacobson has lectured to diverse audiences on six continents and in forty states on psycho-spiritual issues. He has been interviewed on over 300 radio and TV shows. He is also the publisher of the largest Yiddish-English weekly newspaper, The Algemeiner Journal (www.algemeiner.com).
Also back by popular demand is Rabbi Mendel Duchman. As last year's moderator and guest scholar, Mendel lit up the room each time he took the podium. With his incredible humor, warmth and energy, Mendel was definitely one of last year's highlights. Countless guests requested, rather demanded, that he return.
Mendel travels the globe as a nationally acclaimed motivational life coach and is also CEO of a leading brand of natural, organic skin care products. Mendel has the rare opportunity to be simultaneously involved in two influential worlds -- the world of commerce and finance, and the world of spiritual inspiration and Jewish outreach.He will once again offer several sessions filled with his great energy, humor, clarity and passion, empowering his listeners to embark on a very definitive and focused path for self-enrichment, fulfillment and success!
Shaindy Jacobson is the director of the internationally recognized Jewish Learning Institute’s women’s studies division, The Rosh Chodesh society.
Mrs. Jacobson has been involved in the field of Jewish education for over twenty five years, teaching at the Bais Rivkah Teacher’s Seminary and serving as a community liaison and counselor for Operation Survival – a substance abuse prevention program. Shaindy lectures around the world, educating women about their Jewish heritage and its practical application to their daily lives. She is also an accomplished musician and composer and frequently accompanies her lectures with song and music.
A Class is offered each morning during breakfast and main lectures are given after lunch. Our featured lecturers will also address the crowd at various times in the Synagogue from the pulpit. Our guest scholars and a complete schedule and title of classes will be posted shortly.
One of America’s premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (YY) Jacobson is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on every continent and serves as teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is considered to be one of the most successful, passionate and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.