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Story 24. MY 3 YEARS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 1963 — 1966 by RABBI HAIM ASA.

 

31.05.2013

A New York Minute Presents REAL LIFE STORIES:

THE BIOGRAPHY of Rabbi Haim ASA.

Produced by David Livianu, MMA, The Juilliard School.
Fullerton, California, May 2013.
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Story 24. MY 3 YEARS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 1963 — 1966  by RABBI HAIM ASA. 13:30 min. 2013.5.29.Wed.
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Rabbi Haim ASA is available for speaking engagements about:

1. The Holocaust — The Shoah.
2. Human Rights (How Good People Can Become Monsters, Know Thy Past or Else, Help A Person — Help The World, What Is A Righteous Person, etc).

You can order today a copy of any story, with Rabbi ASA’s personal autograph! david@livianu.com
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CURRICULUM VITAE OF HAIM A. ASA

Rabbi Asa, the senior rabbi of Orange County, has been the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Tikvah of North Orange County since the mid 1960’s. In 1971 the congregation of Temple Beth Tikvah overwhelmingly granted Rabbi Asa life tenure. In 1996 the rabbi became the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Tikvah. Rabbi Asa is currently a senior chaplain with the State of California Department of Mental Health serving Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Fairview Hospital in Costa Mesa, California.

In 1970 the congregation moved to its permanent location, 1600 N. Acacia, Fullerton, California, and in December of 1980 dedicated its new sanctuary and other facilities. Rabbi Asa was instrumental in helping the congregation realize both of these congregational landmarks. During the Rabbi’s tenure in Orange County, he saw the congregation grow from a small group of families to approximately 400 families. The Asas have also seen the Orange County Jewish Community grow from 3-4 congregations to approximately 26 congregations today and from 10- 15,000 Jews to approximately 100,000 Jews living here. In June of 2009 the groundbreaking for the Asa Center for Lifelong Jewish Learning took place which honors The Asa’s commitment to Jewish Education and the survival of the Jewish People and their many years of dedication to their temple, Temple Beth Tikvah. This will be the new temple school and administrative offices. The new building in the Asa’s honor will be dedicated on October 24, 2010.

Rabbi Asa was born in Bulgaria to a family of Sephardic origins; his ancestors escaped the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal in the 15’h and 16’h centuries and found refuge in the Turkish Ottoman Empire.

The Asa family was in Bulgaria during outbreak of the Second World War, and Rabbi Asa’s father was one of the leaders of the community responsible for the saving of the Bulgarian Jews during the Nazi Holocaust period.

In 1944, still during the Nazi domination of Bulgaria, Rabbi Asa and his family left Bulgaria and made Aliyah. In Palestine, Rabbi Asa was educated in Aliyat Hanoar Schools and the famous Mikve Israel Agricultural School.

In 1954 Rabbi Asa came to the United States to pursue university studies in New York and California, and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1958. During his studies he worked and taught in a number of synagogues and Jewish camps.

In 1958 Rabbi Asa enrolled in the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Upon graduation and before his transfer to Cincinnati to pursue the last three years of studies, Rabbi Asa wed Elaine Barbara Carl of Los Angeles. The Asas spent three years in Cincinnati, and Rabbi Asa was ordained with highest honors in 1963.

From 1963-1966 Rabbi Asa was the Latin American Director of the World Union for Progressive Judaism with headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the three years in South America, Rabbi Asa was responsible for all of the liberal congregations south of the United States. Rabbi and Elaine Asa were founders of Congregation Emanu-El de Buenos Aires, a congregation that the Asas still visit every few years in order to renew their social and spiritual ties. Recently they participated in the 40th year celebration of the congregation they founded.

Currently he lives with his wife Elaine in Fullerton, California.

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Rabbi Haim ASA is available for speaking engagements about:

1. The Holocaust — The Shoah.
2. Human Rights (How Good People Can Become Monsters, Know Thy Past or Else, Help A Person — Help The World, What Is A Righteous Person, etc).

You can order today a copy of any story, with Rabbi ASA’s personal autograph! david@livianu.com

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko: Life After Death.. and other ponderables

 12.08.2012

Sponsored by http://www.shabbat.com

What do Jews believe? Is there evidence? And what is life all about anyway? Feel enriched by this fascinating talk!

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko Biography

Rabbi Klatzko has been involved for the past two decades in Jewish activism, staunch support of Israel, and enriching communal life.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rabbi Klatzko received his rabbinic ordination from the prestigious Mir Yeshiva. Rabbi Klatzko then accepted an offer to serve as Rabbi of the historic Agudath Israel synagogue of Brooklyn and Congregation Shaarey Tzedek of Perth Amboy, New Jersey for 10 years.

1999 saw the Klatzko family move to California so that he could accept the position of Campus Rabbi at UCLA. As a love-able ambassador for the Jewish faith, he reconnected literally thousands of young Jewish men and women to their heritage. He also earned the moniker “The Hollywood Rabbi” servicing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and producers, who became regulars at his popular monthly class on Jewish thought.

He currently serves as a National Director of College Outreach and in that capacity oversees and promotes Jewish education and continuity throughout North America. He also lectures at over 50 different North American colleges and universities each year.

Rabbi Klatzko is also a successful author, cantor, music producer, Mohel, and a noted Judaica art collector. His eclectic accomplishments have even earned him the admiration of the United States Congress, where he was honored during a live session of House of Representatives as a “distinguished gentleman making a difference to his community.”

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Rabbi Klatzko and family currently live in Monsey, New York with his amazing wife, Shani and their 11 children.Shabbat is the Klatzko’s specialty, hosting 60 or more people for Shabbos is the norm. He is also the founder of the largest Jewish social network in the world, Shabbat.com.

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