Shabbat weekend with Dr. Dovid Imbo

Weekend Sept. 16-17

  • Join us as we get into the High Holiday spirit and be inspired by the extraordinary story of an extraordinary person...

    High Holiday Shabbaton with Dr. David Imbo

    Weekend of Sept. 16-17, 2022
    At the Chabad Center, 14535 Blanco Rd. 78216

    Friday night, Sept. 16
    From Chicago's West Side to Quantum Physics to Judaism
    Hear the fascinating journey of theoretical physicist Dovid Yehuda Imbo as he went from the violent streets of the Near West Side of Chicago, to the halls of Harvard University, to the orthodox synagogues of West Rogers Park. And learn a little about the surprising connections between cutting-edge physics research and Chassidus along the way.
    UPDATED TIMES: 6:45 p.m. Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat
    7:30 p.m. Dinner & presentation

    $25.00 adults, $12.00 children under 12
    Chabad Center • Children’s program

    Shabbat Lunch, Sept. 17
    A Farbrengen with Dr. Dovid Imbo

    Physics and Torah in a New Light: Some Lessons from a Life of Extremes
    9:30 Services
    10:30 a.m. Torah reading
    12:15 p.m. Lunch & Presentation

    Chabad Center • Children’s program • No fee

    This Shabbaton is being generously sponsored by David Reitblatt and Joan Laves in honor of our community


    Dovid Yehuda Imbo was born and raised on the Near West Side of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and did his postdoctoral work at Harvard University as a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows. He has been a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1992, where he is also the Director of the newly formed "Laboratory for Quantum Theory at the Extremes". His research focuses on the connections between quantum physics, pure mathematics, formal logic, and pure philosophy. He converted to Judaism in March 2017.


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