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Marilyn & Louis Safer Shabbaton 2024

Marilyn & Louis Safer Shabbaton
March 1 – 3 

David I. Kertzer

Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science at Brown University

Marilyn & Louis Safer Shabbaton Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 1, following 6:00 PM evening services and dinner. Dessert reception to follow the program.
“The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in the Rise of Modern Antisemitism”
RSVP Necessary for Dinner or Become a Patron (Meals Included).
There is no cost to attend the dessert reception.

Saturday, March 2, in lieu of Shabbat sermon – Services start at 9:00 AM
“Changing Race by Changing Religion: Fascist Italy’s ‘Racial Laws'”

Saturday, March 2, 12:30 PM Kiddush and study session
“Forced Baptism, Ritual Murder, and the Emancipation of Europe’s Jews”

Sunday, March 3, 8:30 AM Minyan followed by breakfast, discussion, and book signing*
“The Pope at War: The Continuing Controversy Over the Silence of Pope Pius XII During the Shoah”
RSVP Encouraged for Breakfast 

 (Veg/GF options available for all meals)

EACH SPEAKER SESSION IS OPEN TO ALL WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND. MEAL COSTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Friday Night Shabbat Dinner Followed by Program: $30 per person
Sunday Morning Breakfast Followed by Program and Book Signing: No Charge, yet please RSVP

Both Friday and Sunday Meals Followed by Programs: $30 per person

If interested in participating in a meal, please RSVP by February 26th by Clicking Here.
OR
Make a Contribution to the Marilyn & Louis Safer Shabbaton Fund and Become a Patron Before February 26th to Receive Special Shabbaton Enhancements by Clicking Here.

*To purchase a copy of The Pope at War or The Pope and Mussolini at a discounted rate through San Marco Books and More, click hereThey can be picked up now or delivered to the Sunday morning event if you specify your preference in the Order Comments.

Angel ($1000): 4 people; all lectures at the Center plus meals; listing in Shabbaton program; private gathering invitation; copy of The Pope at War and of The Pope and Mussolini

Benefactor ($650): 2 people; all lectures at the Center plus meals; listing in Shabbaton program; private gathering invitation; copy of The Pope at War and of The Pope and Mussolini

Supporter ($450): 2 people; all lectures at the Center plus meals; listing in Shabbaton program; private gathering invitation

Full Patron ($350): 2 people; all lectures at the Center plus meals; listing in Shabbaton Program

Individual Patron ($200): 1 person; all lectures at the Center plus meals; listing in Shabbaton Program

THE MARILYN & LOUIS SAFER SHABBATON SPEAKER SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL WHO WANT TO ATTEND DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF PATRONS LIKE YOU.  SINCERE APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE IS EXTENDED TO THIS YEAR’S SAFER SHABBATON PATRONS:

ANGELS: Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner

BENEFACTORS: Dr. Roy & Georgia Goldman, Dr. Lawrence & Phyllis Goldberg

SUPPORTERS: Joan & Dr. Ronald Levin, Beth & Mark Shorstein, Hazzan Henry Rosenblum & Susan Ticker, Dr. Daniel & Cindy Wohl

FULL PATRONS: Stuart & Karen Appelbaum, Marilyn Mass, Vera & Robert Silver, Elliott & Carolyn Zisser, Dr. Harris & Meryl Rittenberg 

INDIVIDUAL PATRONS: Marcia Grado, Morton & Delores Kesler

CONTRIBUTORS: Jeff & Penny Marks

Who Were Marilyn & Louis Safer?

Marilyn and Louis Safer, may their names be for a blessing, loved by all who knew them, were committed to keeping the synagogue as the center of Jewish life and learning. This philosophy is shared by their children, Eliot Safer, Cynthia Baron, Deena Richman and Shana Temel, who established the fund in their parents’ memory to provide underwriting for the Center’s annual Shabbaton weekend. The income from this endowment and the support of the patrons provides a financial base for each Shabbaton, allowing for superior Jewish lecturers and professional educators.