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Scholars in Residence | 2019-2020

Rabbi Elie Spitz - Does the Soul Survive?

February 14-16, 2020

What does our tradition say about our souls and how can we as modern day Jews ensure we end up in heaven? Topics for this weekend will include: “Why does the Bible say so little about the afterlife?” and “Jewish views of the afterlife”. Rabbi Spitz will also present at Yom Limmud, the community-wide day of learning.

Host Committee: Doug & Esther Freedman, Ali & Mark Katz, Kenneth & Dana Katz, and Linda & Steven Sheldon

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   This event is generously sponsored by the Rabbi's Circle of Beth Yeshurun

Rabbi Elie Spitz is one of this year’s Barish Shabbat Limmud Scholars. His visit is co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Yeshurun and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston in partnership with The Chair King Backyard Store and the Barish Family. In addition to his presentations at our synagogue during Shabbat, he will also be presenting at the Federation’s annual day of learning, Yom Limmud, on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Congregation Beth Israel. For a complete schedule and to preregister for Yom Limmud, go to

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