Hillel Gross' Address at the 10th Anniversary of the Lincoln Square Synagogue Beginners Service.
With brilliant humor (virtually every line is a zinger!), Hilly Gross describes what happened when he invited (as he often did) participants of Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald's Beginners Service to his home on Manhattan's upper West side for a Shabbat meal. Many will recognize themselves in this extraordinary piece, and just about everyone will see how these encounters profoundly impact on both hosts and guests.
This video was recorded at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Lincoln Square Synagogue Beginners Service on February 23, 1986 held in Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Manhattan. The audience, of about 750, consisted mostly of "graduates" of the LSS Beginners Service. While the audio and video quality is at times uneven, the message is resoundingly clear.