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At the Marriott Convention Center in Visalia, California

The 17th annual July 4th Independence Day Shabbaton is here! Join us for a special Shabbas this year in the picturesque Visalia, California. Seize the opportunity to enjoy a weekend filled with spirituality, connection, and happiness. Engage in inspiring workshops, stimulating discussions, and uplifting music. Connect with like-minded individuals and create enduring memories. Whether you're a first-time attendee or a returning guest, we promise an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to enrich your spiritual journey and be part of something truly extraordinary. Secure your spot now and join Shabbaton 17!

  • Shabbaton 17
    Shabbaton 17
    Thu, Jul 04
    Visalia Marriott
    Jul 04, 2024, 4:00 PM PDT – Jul 07, 2024, 9:00 PM PDT
    Visalia Marriott, 300 S Court St, Visalia, CA 93291, USA
    Shabbaton Extravaganza!


abbi Simon Jacobson

Rabbi Jacobson heads The Meaningful Life Center, called a “Spiritual Starbucks” by the New York Times for its ability to motivate and influence both the religious and secular. He is a pioneering speaker, educator, and mentor to thousands offline and online, with hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide. He is known for combining an incredible database of knowledge with heartfelt emotional intelligence.

Sitting at the feet of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menahem Mendel Schneerson, with a team of selected Chassidim, he memorized and transcribed the countless talks made during those times when recordings were not allowed. He is among the most outstanding scholars and sought-after speakers in the Jewish world today.

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abbi Reuven Wolf

Rabbi Reuven Wolf is a world-renowned educator and lecturer who has devoted his life to reaching out and rekindling the spirit of Judaism in his fellow Jews. Recognized as an inspiring and thought-provoking lecturer, he has cultivated a unique talent to communicate deep and complex mystical ideas in a manner that is both compelling and applicable to the greater public, and his lessons are charged with enthusiasm and vigor that impacts listeners intellectually and emotionally.

Rabbi Wolf was raised in the Ropshetz Chassidic dynasty, educated in the Belz and Bluzhev Yeshivos, and later, in the famous Lithuanian schools of Slabodkea and Mir. He is profoundly influenced by Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah, particularly Chabad Chassidic philosophy.


abbi Benzion Laskin

Rabbi Benzion Laskin is the Program Director of Chamah International, Director of the Russian National Shabbaton, and Rabbi of Oceanview Jewish Center in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. He is a sought-after lecturer and has been featured on lecture tours in the U.S., Israel, and Europe. Rabbi Laskin writes a weekly column called “The Jewish Home” in the national Russian newspaper Forum. He also hosts a radio program called Be Jewish on Davidzon Radio, the largest Russian-language radio station in America, with over half-a-million daily listeners. He is a frequent guest on Russian-American TV programs geared toward the Russian Jewish communities, with great success.

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arcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW

Marcia Naomi is the author of Marriage Minded: An A to Z Dating Guide for Lasting Love and of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always WantedShe leads dynamic marriage and communication workshops and is a popular conference speaker.

While employed by the City and County of San Francisco, Berger held senior-level positions in child welfare, alcoholism treatment, and psychiatry. She also served as a lecturer on the clinical faculty at the University of California School of Medicine and as executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay. 


eff Applebaum

A native New Yorker, Jeff made his national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He has also appeared in movies, radio, and online. He's opened for and performed with comic legends Robert Klein, Mort Sahl, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Elayne Boosler, Jimmy "JJ" Walker, and more. He entertains audiences around the globe, and his highly acclaimed Dry Bar Comedy Special was released in 2022. Jeff is also active in the business and hi-tech, using his two engineering degrees from MIT.

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Program Guide

*Subject to change.

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