When: Wed., Nov. 14, 11 a.m. 2018
In his new book, "The Hollywood Bible," Rabbi Royi Shaffin finds Jewish meanings and symbolism in movies from "Wonder Woman" and "E.T." to post-World War II classics such as "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and uses them as a way to teach deep truths about spirituality and Judaism. Shaffin was named by The Forward as one of America’s most inspiring rabbis. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and has served as congregational rabbi, an educator, a school principal and a college professor. He has also continued performing in community theaters and serving as a Judaic advisor for plays that include Jewish themes. Shaffin has written an entry in "To Honor a Teacher," by Jeffrey Spoden and has published articles in the Jewish State, El Diario, and City Beat Magazine.