From L to R: Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson; Olympic Swimmer,
Lenny Kreytzelburg; Boxing Champion, Dmitri Salita; Politician,
Dr. Oleg Gutnik; Entrepreneur, Jonathon Leader
FREE Seminar Series on the Physical, Medical, Finacial, and Spiritual
FREE recently concluded a series of seminars addressing varied topics including: business issues, medical ethics, swimming, and boxing.
The seminars were hosted by noted lecturer and educator Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson. Rabbi Jacobson was joined each evening by a different professional, participants included: entrepreneur Jonathan Lider, politician Dr. Oleg Gutnik, Olympic swimmer Lenny Kreyzlburg, and boxing champion Dmitri Salita.
At each event, Rabbi Jacobson elaborated on the Jewish perspective to the evening's main career discipline while the co-hosts added their own inspirational stories and elaborated on the Jewish values and lessons learned in their field. The seminars were very well received and elicited thoughtful discussion from the audience.
The seminars are part of FREE's Adult Education Programs, which consist of lectures and other practical presentations focused on the needs of the Russian immigrant community. The goal of the programs is to educate Russian Jews about various career disciplines while simultaneously re-awakening Jewish identity that suffered under the regimes of the Former Soviet Union.