Jewish Community Lecture at Chabad of San Marcos

Jewish Community Lecture

If “happiness” is at the top of our priorities list, why is unhappiness so common? 

The Kabbalah of Happiness.

After all the self-help books and, therapy, it’s time to find the secret to true happiness in our heritage. Learn how to achieve lasting happiness in spite of life’s challenges.

Chabad of San Marcos, will be hosting Rabbi Manis Friedman of S. Paul Minnesota as a guest lecturer to tackle this age-old and very timely topic. The lecture will be held on Sunday, February 16, at 6:30 PM at The Pavilion at Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, 92078. The lecture is part of Chabad’s ongoing Jewish community education efforts.

A world-renowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher, Manis Friedman is a noted Biblical scholar, recognized for his sagacious grasp of Jewish mysticism, and its application to contemporary issues. With deep understanding of the human psyche, great sense of humor and unique speaking style, Friedman uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and around the world.

Rabbi Friedman’s first book, “DOESN’T ANYONE BLUSH ANYMORE?” published by Harper San Francisco in 1990, was widely praised by the media. Following the publication of the book, he was featured internationally in over 200 print articles, and interviewed on more than 50 television and radio talk shows. He has appeared on CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, and BBC Worldwide, and has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, Insight, Publisher’s Weekly and others. “Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore?” is currently in its fifth printing through Bais Chana Press.

Rabbi Friedman is a professionally ranked member of the National Speakers Association. His speaking tours take him to every part of this country as well as Israel, England, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, and Hong Kong. Over 150,000 copies of his provocative yet entertaining recorded talks – both audio and video have been sold.

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1946, Manis Friedman immigrated with his family to the United States in 1950. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada in 1969. In 1970 he moved to St. Paul, MN where he founded Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies, the world’s first yeshiva exclusively for women, where he continues to serve as dean. Since its opening in 1971, 22,000 students of all ages, backgrounds, and from all over the world attended the institute. Married for 36 years to his wife, Chana, Rabbi Friedman is a father of 14 children ages 12 – 35.

On February 16, join Rabbi Manis Friedman in delving into the ancient wisdom of the Torah and Jewish Mysticism and discover the mystery of “Happiness”.

For more information or for reservations, call Chabad at (760) 481-7503, or visit

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