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2020 Annual Banquet

Sunday, February 9, 2020 14 Shevat 5780

5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAddison-Penzak JCC 14855 Oka Road Los Gatos, CA 95032

The story of Am Echad over its fifty-year history is the story of thousands of individuals who have left their everlasting mark on our shul. Each of them and their stories are forever part of the fabric that is the Am Echad community. It is about the hundreds of Jews who every year, find their spiritual home in Am Echad and it is about the many thousands, who over the past fifty years have been profoundly influenced by their connection to Am Echad.

Rabbi Zev Leff Shlit”a will be our scholar-in-residence over Shabbos and keynote speaker at the dinner.

Rabbi Zev Leff is one of Israel’s most popular English-speaking Torah educators. Since 1983, he has served as the Rav and Mora D’asra (leader of the community) of Moshav Matityahu, a small religious community located in central Israel, as Rosh Hayeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah Matisyahu, and head of the 20-member kollel on the Moshav. Rabbi Leff travels constantly to speak at schools, yeshivot, seminaries, community centers, and events throughout Israel and abroad. He has the rare ability to bring across a subtle point of Torah learning with wit, humor and analytical brilliance. Rabbi Leff has also authored books and countless articles. Rabbi Leff received his Semicha from the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio, where he studied under Rav Mordechai Gifter, zt”l. In 1974, Rabbi Leff became the rabbi of Young Israel of North Miami Beach, where he spent nine years building a thriving Torah community.
While Rabbi Leff served as a rabbi in Miami, he worked with the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) chapter based in his shul. He also returned to teach at the Mesivta where he had been a talmid more than a decade earlier. Rabbi Leff said:
“The lesson I learned many years ago at NCSY conventions is that Judaism is not monolithic and there are many legitimate approaches to Yiddishkeit. This has been the guiding philosophy of my life.”

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