L’Chayim to Life: Rabbi Shabbaton

October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021

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Honor Yesterday, Live Today, Hope for Tomorrow
A Shabbaton Tribute to Rabbi Philip and Ruth Lazowski,
Rabbi David Small and Debbie Chameides
To benefit:
The Emanuel Synagogue and Voices of Hope

Join us in honoring Rabbi Philip and Ruth Lazowski, and Rabbi David Small and Debbie Chameides for their years of dedicated service to the greater Hartford area, the weekend of Oct. 1-3, 2021, at The Emanuel Synagogue

Draft event schedule below is subject to change; check back for updates:

  • Friday, Oct. 1:
    • 5:30 pmShabbat Babayit: Join Rabbi Small, Student Rabbi Jessica Dell’Era, Barbara Fink, and Emanuel families for songs, stories, and blessings to welcome Shabbat 
    • 6:00 pm – Minyan
    • 8:00 pm – Evening Service with sermon by Rabbi Small
    • 8:30 pm – Oneg Reception
  • Saturday, Oct. 2:
    We will be honoring Holocaust Survivors throughout the day during Services, Kiddush and the evening MAIN EVENT

    • 9:00 amShabbat services in Sanctuary
      • Sermon by Rabbi Lazowski 
      • Aliyot for Rabbis and wives
      • Aliyot for Holocaust survivors
      • Misheberach for the honorees
    • 12:15 pm- Kiddush Luncheon 
      • Tribute to our survivors and families
    • 6:00 pmMincha /Ma’ariv
    • 7:11 pmMAIN EVENT
      Havdalah followed by program, honors and dessert reception:

      • Music: Cantor Risman & Zev Mamlok (Klezmer Music)
      • Slide Show: To honor our Rabbis, plus speakers with recorded messages of hope from survivors and community members. 
      • Rabbi Small and Rabbi Lazowski to speak. Introduction by community and family member(s).
  • Sunday, Oct. 3:
    • 11:00 am- Breakfast by Brotherhood
    • 12:00 pm- Book launch of “Into the Forest,” Ruth Lazowski’s family story of escape, with an appearance by author Rebecca Frankel, daughter of Meyer and Sheila Frankel.
For more information and Event Sponsorship opportunities, contact Event Chair: Gail Adler;

Watch the Emanuel website, e-blasts and Facebook page for further information as the date gets closer.