Davening at 5:15 | Dinner at 6:00 pm
Shabbat Shira Dinner features an amazing presentation entitled Oriental Mysteries: The Lost Jews of Japan delivered by guest speaker Rabbi Marvin Tokayer.
After his ordination, the Rabbi served as a United States Air Force Chaplain posted to Japan. After his discharged, he returned to Tokyo to serve for eight years as the Rabbi for the tiny Jewish Community of Japan. He achieved the writing of 20 books in Japanese, including several bestsellers; stumbled upon the lost Jews of the Orient; located a long-lost Jewish cemetery in Nagasaki; contributed to the Encyclopedia Judaica; acted as a liaison for many travelers between East and West; all while serving the needs of his congregation.
His research took him throughout Asia, to Israel and Washington D.C., as he searched for documents and tracked both Jews and Japanese who had helped rescue Jewish refugees from the Holocaust. After his stay in Japan, he founded and led the Cherry Lane Minyan Shul in Great Neck, New York for fourteen years, while also leading tours of Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. Don't miss hearing his fascinating journey.
Congregation members: Adult $40, Youth $20; Guests: Adult $45, Youth $25.
RSVP by Tuesday, January 27th is required for Catering and Registration