Submission #10248 by Highland Park Conservative Temple Men's Club - Highland Park, NJ (910)

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Submitted by letraca
Thu, 2016-12-29 17:27
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Highland Park Conservative Temple Men's Club - Highland Park, NJ (910)
World Wide Wrap 2017
Club President
$ 100
Personal instruction of laying tefillin prior to shacharit; showing of videos (likely, "The Ties That Bind"); breakfast and guest speaker following services; possible Skype webcast or video interaction with other clubs; group sharing and discussing personal experiences of tefillin.

In prior years, the program was led by several rabbis in our congregation who gave personal instruction and provided historical background of laying tefillin. One year our chazzan delivered an entertaining and inspirational reading, "How I Learned to Love Wearing Tefillin"; and we also had a dedicated rabbinical student in our congregation conducted a textual and historical discussion of the mitzvah of tefillin.  As the Super Bowl was being played later in the day, he drew a lighthearted connection with a sports metaphor by imploring us that if we are to be in the game of being Jewish, "we need to put on the uniform".  Viewing of "The Ties That Bind" video at our "Touchdowns and Tefillin" program two weeks prior to Wrap. We have also showed a personalized video presentation from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz on the significance of tefillin, and in-person supplemental discussion with Mekor Chayim Steinsaltz ambassadors and USY/Kadima. This year we hope to bring in a new speaker to provide further diversity in our presenters.