BEN WEIDER MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES
CHABAD SEMINARY OF CANADA PRESENTS A WORLDWIDE VIRTUAL EVENING WITH RENOWNED SPEAKER, CLEMENT SOFFER... A Modern Day Moses
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7:30PM on Facebook LIVE, log on to: www.facebook.com/ChabadSeminary for an intriguing lecture by Clement Soffer.
Don’t miss hearing Clement Soffer and The Daring Rescue of Syrian Jewry. He has compelling stories of Activism, Faith & Service.
In 1957, at the age of 16, Clement Soffer was expulsed from Egypt and became stateless. He was able to get a student visa with the help of Senator Jacob Javits and came to study in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had no relatives in the US, as his family was forced to stay in Egypt.
Clement became an advocate for Jewish communities in distress, rescuing 4,500 Jews from Syria to freedom from the hands of President Hafez El Assad. He was also responsible for removing 100 Torah scrolls from Syria.
Clement also played a role in saving and restoring over 100 Jewish cemeteries from destruction in Ukraine, Portugal, India, Egypt, Germany, and Belarus.
He received a Congressional award for championing international human rights; as well as congratulatory letters from Governor Mario Cuomo, Senators Joseph Lieberman, Charles Schumer, Bob Kestin, Daniel Inoue, and Frank Lautenberg.
Clement’s life is about activism, faith, and service. Clem speaks six languages. Married and together with his wife Emma, has 2 married sons & 4 grandchildren, and after a long, successful career in business, he dedicated his life to sharing his story and message, inspiring his spellbound audiences across the USA and in Canada.
Chabad Seminary of Canada – Ben Weider Educational Center, a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and train young girls in the ethics, morals and values of life, is host to this event.
The Seminary aspires to foster an environment conducive to academic growth and character development, forming the future leaders and women of tomorrow by providing affordable College level education. The young women are dedicated to providing every Jew, regardless of background, philosophy or level of commitment an open-door environment and array of events and activities for enhancing Jewish family life.
Our students are trained by professionals to attend to the educational needs of the mentally and physically challenged children in the Montreal community.
Ben Weider Memorial Lecture Series with Clement Soffer
July 6, 2020 at 7:30PM
FREE OF CHARGE- Sponsorship & Donations are appreciated (tax-deductible)
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