Sundance Shabbat Lounge with - Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Monica speaks to Rabbi Yonah Bookstein Co-Founder Pico Shul. He shares his passion about the Shabbat Lounge during Sundance. www.SundanceShabbat.org Sponsors: Avi Chai Foundation, Suzanne Felson, EJF Philanthropies, Alevy Family Foundation, Stephanie & David Schwartz, 120DB Films, Saddle Ranch Films, Chai Center, JConnect, Shabbat Tent, Chabad Park City. Dinner Hosts: Suzanne Felson, Nick Meyer, Michael Helfant, Dan Adler, Craig Emmanuel, Yehudi Steiger, Yonah & Rachel Bookstein, Mendel Schwartz. Rabbi Yonah has worked with Jewish communities across the globe inspiring a rebirth in Jewish communal life. Rabbi Yonah was Director of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in Poland 1998-2001 which culminated ten years of dedication to the rebirth of Polish Jewry. He later served as campus rabbi at Long Beach State and UC Irvine and then running JConnect & Jewlicious in Los Angeles. The Forward has called Rabbi Yonah one of the “game changers” in American Jewish Life. He was named a Jewish Community Hero by the Jewish Federations of North America, and one of the Top Ten Jews in Social Media by NJOP. Rabbi Yonah is the most followed congregational rabbi world-wide on Twitter and blogs regularly on Huffington Post and Jewish Journal. Rabbi Yonah is a graduate of Ohr Somayach Monsey, Oxford University, Jagiellonian University, and The University of Oregon. In addition to his work with Pico Shul, Rabbi Yonah is Alevy Rabbi-in-Residence at USC Hillel and director of Shabbat Tent.