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Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Mathematician Dr. Arthur Benjamin will perform his incredibly humorous and delightful new show “Mathemagics” and a new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, whose specialty is Food Innovation, will introduce themselves.
Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored. Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley.
A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, whose specialty is Food Innovation, will briefly introduce themselves. Click here for the participants bios. Sponsored by the Merage Foundations.
Dr. Arthur Benjamin, “America’s Best Math Whiz,” is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. He is also a professional magician and he has combined his two loves to demonstrate and explain how to perform amazing feats of mental gymnastics. His recent book, “The Magic of Math,” is a New York Times bestseller. In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, Dr. Benjamin will demonstrate how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to memorize 100 digits of pi, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind.
For the last 25 years, he has presented his mixture of math and magic all over the world to thousands of groups. He has authored several other books, including “Secrets of Mental Math,” and the DVD course “The Joy of Mathematics” and has received national awards for his writing and teaching. Dr. Benjamin has appeared on many television and radio programs, including The Today Show, CNN, and National Public Radio. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Omni Magazine, Esquire Magazine, People Magazine, and Reader’s Digest. In 1997, Dr. Benjamin applied his talents to the game of backgammon and won the American Backgammon Tour. Sponsored by Tom and Andra Ellingson.