Rebbetzin Jungreis Opens Rodef Sholom’s Annual Lecture Series
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis will be the first speaker for Congregation Rodef Sholom’s annual lecture series, which begins on Sunday, July 7, at 8 p.m., in the synagogue’s chapel, 4609 Atlantic Ave., in Atlantic City.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungrei is the founder and president of Hineni, an organization committed to reconnecting Jews to their Jewish identity. She was born in Hungary, and during World Word II she and her parents were inmates of of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp.
Along with several books, she has been writing a weekly column for The Jewish Press, for 40 years. She also teaches Bible on the Hineni television show, which is broadcast to more than eight million homes from coast to coast.
The Hineni Heritage Center, located at 232West EndAve., offers classes and programs in all aspects of Jewish life. Additionally, Hineni offers seminars in parenting, marriage, and relationships. The Hineni singles program is renowned throughout the world for being “the place to find one’s soul mate.”
Rebbetzin Jungreis was appointed to the Board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by President George W. Bush. The Rebbetzin speaks regularly on college campuses in the United States and abroad, including Hebrew and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel and Oxford and Cambridge in Great Britain.
She is the author of five best-selling books that have been translated into Hebrew, Spanish, French, Russian, Hungarian and Portuguese. Her Torah teachings are available on CD. and her award winning film – “Triumph of the Spirit” – depicting her experiences during the Holocaust, premiered to great critical acclaim at the Paris Theater in New York in September 2009 and in Congress at a program chaired by Senator Joseph Lieberman.
A reception will follow the lecture. While there is no fee for this event, donations will be accepted.