Near Death Experience sparks religious awakening

Thursday, 8 May, 2014 - 11:40 pm

What do you think it would be like to have a Near Death Experience? NDEs are trending with the recent release of the movie Heaven is for Real. A View from Above is a book written by Rachel Noam, detailing her religious awakening following a NDE. You can read more about it at Rachel has been traveling to share her story with audiences around the world.

Rachel and her husband Haim will be in New Orleans next weekend. She will be telling her inspiring story at the Btesh Family Chabad House after services at the Kiddush on Shabbat, May 17. This event is being held in memory of recently deceased Dr. Gary Goldbard. Dr. Goldbard was a big fan on the book A View from Above. The event will be open to the public and all are welcome. Kiddush sponsorships are available. Rachel Noam is a riveting speaker with a fascinating story. Come to Chabad Uptown next week to hear this amazing story.

This past Sunday night we celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of our son Sholom. We are honored by the good wishes showered upon our family from so many people in the community and from all over. One of the highlights of the Bar Mitzvah for me was presenting Sholom with a Tanya that belonged to my grandparents, Rabbi Sholom and Miriam Gordon, which one of them had received from the Rebbe in 1991. Seeing Sholom’s excitement to receive the Tanya was very touching to Malkie and me. Please see the photo gallery below for a selection of photos of the Bar Mitzvah.

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Mendel Rivkin

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