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Friday Night Community Dinner

Friday Night Community Dinner

  • Join us Friday, February 3rd for a Community Shabbat Dinner!

    Candle Lighting time: 5:47 PM. 

    Guest Speaker: Rabbi  Yaakov Ephraim Parisi
    A Pastors Journey to Judaism 

    An intriguing story of an evangelical christian pastor and his wife who, in exploring the roots of their faith and searching for the truth, arrive at the doorstep of Judaism.

      They began their journey in 1987 when attempting to understand doctrinal discrepancies within Christianity. A few years later, as pastors of their own church in the middle of the Bible Belt, they search the Jewish Bible, the Torah, for answers. The plot thickens as their Christian congregation begins to observe the Jewish sabbath, and major inconsistencies within Christianity are revealed.

      From challenges to threats until the closing of their church and their conversion to Judaism, this touching and inspiring behind-the-scenes story will take you through every eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hilarious moments.

      Yaakov Ephraim and Sarah Devorah Parisihave been Torah-observant Jews since 1998. They made aliyah to Israel in 2002 where Yaakov Ephraim was employed as an engineer. During the next 3 years he oversaw 17 construction projects on 9 separate Air Force bases, 2 Army Bases and 1 undercover base. Under his direct supervision the first underground F-16 jet re-fueling system, on southern base, was completed in 2003. This is still the only one in Israel today on the bases. The system made it possible for the jest to re-fuel in less that 3 minutes. The system sustained the whole Israeli air Force during the Lebanon War.

     In 2007 under the advice of their rabbis who urged that, now is the time to tell their story, they went public for he first time since their conversion. Their mission is to inspire all Jews to find their individual connection to their Jewish roots.  They resided in Morristown, N.J. from 2008-2011 where Yaakov Ephraim learned in kollel, and received his rabbinical certification, at which time they returned to Israel. In 2013 they returned to Israel. They now reside in Boca Raton, Florida, and are continuing their speaking tours.

  • Adults: $18 | Family: $45

    Sponsorship: $180 | $360 | $540
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