This Sunday, the Far Rockaway/Five Towns community will have an opportunity to be aroused from our slumber and prepare for the Yemei HaDin. Project Inspire is presenting a symposium entitled, “Pathways to Inspiration,” and will be bringing some of the Jewish community’s most sought after speakers to the Five Towns. Rabbi Paysach Krohn and Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff will be delivering the keynote addresses. Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, the mara d’asra of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, will begin the event with divrei berachah.

Thousands of people have attended Project Inspire’s weekend conventions and enjoyed its multi-track approach. Project Inspire has therefore duplicated this approach in a compacted form; choices will include classes on personal growth, chizuk for the family, and sharing Torah with our fellow Jews. After the first keynote by Rav Krohn, four concurrent sessions will take place on a variety of topics. Featuring well-regarded speakers such as Rabbis Mordechai Becher, Yerachmiel Milstein, Chaim Sampson, Simcha Barnett, and Aryeh Royde, listeners are bound to be captivated and inspired. In addition, women may choose to attend a women’s only track led by the captivating Mrs. Tzippy Reifer, a Bobover Chassida who will share her personal story and sharp insights on how she was inspired to reach out to kerovim and rechokim alike. Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff will follow with the closing keynote address.

As we approach the Yemei HaDin, what greater zechus can there be than displaying our allegiance to Hashem by rededicating ourselves to His Torah and mitzvos and sharing them with others? On Yom Kippur we will recite viduy, the confession, numerous times. The question is often asked, “Am I actually guilty of all the items mentioned? I am an upright member of the community!” At Har Sinai, all Jews accepted responsibility for one another. If we miss the opportunity to inspire others–in our family, our community, and beyond–we have shirked this awesome and meaningful responsibility. This symposium will not only give us chizuk and inspiration to grow ourselves but the encouragement and tools for sharing the beauty of Torah with all Jews. Don’t miss the opportunity this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst!

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