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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Needed: Guest Reporter in the New York/New Jersey Area

Blog reader Elitzur notified me that there is a talk this coming Saturday evening at 7:45PM in the Highland Park/Edison NJ area at Ohr Torah. It will be given by Yossi Prager, executive director for North American AVICHAI, entitled "The High Cost of Jewish Living."

I would really appreciate it if a reader could attend the talk and record a transcript to be posted at this blog. Let me know if you can do this. I wish I could offer compensation, but I haven't even jumped on the blog ads yet.


BrooklynWolf said...

Dear Sephardi Lady,

In the irony of ironies, I would *love* to attend this. However, that same evening, I have to be at the *very* expensive annual dinner for my daughter's yeshiva (which we get charged for whether we go or not).

The Wolf

Larry Lennhoff said...

I believe we'd need permission to tape the talk - I'd also need a tape recorder. If you can arrange the first I'll see what I can do about the second.

I expect this to be all about yeshivot, so I wasn't planning on attending (I'm childless). But I'd be glad to help out.

If you'd like to be hosted over Shabbat and attend yourself let me know and I'll see what I can arrange. We have a Sephardi shul in town.

SephardiLady said...

Wolf-That is the ironies of ironies.

Larry-If I didn't have to meet with clients both before Shabbat and after Shabbat, we would happily except your invitation for Shabbat. I am going to see if I can email Avi Chai this week for permission to have someone tape the talk, or to see if it will be posted somewhere later. Once I get on it, I will email you. Thanks for your generosity!

Lion of Zion said...

"We have a Sephardi shul in town."

i've davened there. iirc there is a ladino song at the end on shabbat morning.

Larry Lennhoff said...

iirc there is a ladino song at the end on shabbat morning.

Ayn Kelokanu - sung in both Hebrew and Ladino by all the children. It is lovely - worth the trip by itself. Plus Birkat Kohanim every Shabbat!

SephardiLady said...

Wow, my son would get a kick out of singing Ayn Keloheinu in a group with other children. He knows the words, but has never got to practice in a group. We might hae to take you up on hospitality someday!

Elitzur said...

Unsure whether I'll be attending so I wanted to get the word out early...

Larry Lennhoff said...

A friend kindly volunteered to tape the speech with her digital tape recorder - she'll cut me a CD in the next week or so I hope. You can contact me via my email with a shipping address.

If you and your family want to stay here some Shabbat and attend Etz Chayim let me know. My wife's health is not good, so we may have you stay elsewhere, but we'd love to have you for a meal and I would join y'all at services.