Inner peace topic for Handmaker lecture

Rabbi Shalom Hammer

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging will host Rabbi Shalom Hammer, who will speak on “Finding Inner Peace,” on Friday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. The presentation will include a video about Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor.

Hammer will explore Jewish perspectives on maintaining a positive emotional outlook during difficult times, noting that a positive outlook has been an impetus for Jewish survival historically. He will also discuss how personal tranquility can help to perpetuate the Jewish people.

A former chaplain in the Israeli Defense Forces, Hammer has been a Jewish educator in the United States and the former Soviet Union, and currently teaches at Yeshivat Hesder Kiryat Gat in Israel.

For more information, contact Lori Riegel at 322-7006 or lriegel@handmaker.org. Handmaker is located at 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd.