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Author of ‘The Secret of Chabad’ to Speak in West Hartford

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Rabbi David Eliezrie, author of a  popular new book, will speak in West Hartford about an inside look at the world’s most successful Jewish movement.


How did a small Jewish group in Brooklyn become an international Jewish powerhouse? It’s the central question examined in an acclaimed new book, The Secret of Chabad, a finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards, and authored by Rabbi David Eliezrie.

Why are 4,000 Chabad couples willing to move to Katmandu, Bahia Blanca, or Franklin Lakes for a lifetime of Jewish community service?

What is the philosophy which fuels its innovational and entrepreneurial model, responsible for its exponential growth and encompassing over 3,000 educational religious and cultural centers worldwide?

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These questions and many others will be examined by Rabbi David Eliezrie, the book’s author on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad House in West Hartford. Rabbi Shaya Gopin, director of education at Chabad, noted that “this is a rare opportunity to get an insider’s view on the emergence of Chabad as a pacesetter in Jewish life.”

The Secret of Chabad has received glowing reviews from many Jewish leaders and personalities including talk-show host Dennis Prager, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Attorney Alan Dershowitz wrote: “I have often urged the Harvard Business School to teach the remarkable success of the Chabad movement as a case study in innovation, commitment, and determination. The Secret of Chabad is that case study written by a brilliant insider who really understands…”

There is no cost to attend. Sponsors of $180 are welcome. To register please visit www.ChabadHartford.com or call 860-232-1116.

About David Eliezrie

David Eliezrie is a veteran Chabad Rabbi in Yorba Linda, CA. He is Chabad’s representative to major Jewish organizations in the U.S. and Israel. Within Chabad he coordinates humanitarian relief aid and serves on committees for the International Chabad Conference and the Jewish Learning Institute. In his home state of California, Eliezrie is the president of the Rabbinical Council of Orange County and Long Beach and a board member of the Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County. He forged a Federation-Chabad partnership that has become a national model of cooperation and success. His opinions and articles have appeared in many publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel. Eliezrie is married, the father of six children, and grandfather to an ever-growing number of grandchildren.

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