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Sunday mornrning March 10 - 10:AM - 12 PM
A light brunch will be served

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Rabbi Simcha Weinstein - author of "Up, Up and Oy Vey!" is coming to Westminster for a talk and book-signing. Rabbi Simcha is lively, humorous and entertaining and wrote a fascinating book on the Jewish origins and messages of the Comic-Book industry and Superheros.

Rabbi Simcha is the Best Selling Author of the book, "Up, Up and Oy Vey", that chronicles the real life life Kavalier and Clay, the Jews behind the comic book industry, starring: Superman, Batman, Captain America, the Justice League of America, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men and many more of your favorite Superheroes!!

While some of his childhood friends abandoned these “fads” as soon as new toys came along, Simcha’s devotion to these superheroes only grew stronger as he grew older.

His interest in entertainment inspired him to such a great extent that he chose to study film in college, and he ultimately received his bachelor’s degree in Film History from Manchester Metropolitan University in England.

Following graduation, he became an associate for the British Film Commission and was responsible for the coordination and production of feature films throughout the United Kingdom.

It is said that when man makes plans, God laughs. Following a major career turn, Simcha decided to dedicate his life to the pursuit of Jewish outreach and become a Rabbi. This powerful paradigm shift has forced Simcha to reconsider the popular culture of his youth through the lens of his comment to Jewish ethics and spirituality.

Marriage brought Simcha to New York, where he became the founder of the Jewish Student Foundation of Downtown Brooklyn (Chabad on Campus) an educational and cultural center that strives to ignite Jewish pride and commitment through innovative educational and social experiences in an open environment. He is also the Rabbi of Pratt Institute and Long Island College Hospital.

A witty, entertaining, and much sought-after public speaker, his lectures are popular within the international circuit, and he has also been a featured Scholar-in-Residence at many universities and synagogues in North America. Simcha lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, with his wife, two children and vast comic book collection.

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