By COLlive reporter
It was a jam-packed five days for David Lazerson, a veteran educator and performer known as Dr. Laz, who visted two Chabad Houses in Colorado.
Chabad in Ft. Collins, together with Colorado State University (CSU), brought in Dr. Laz for a variety of events.
This past Thursday evening CSU showed the “Crown Heights” movie followed by Q&A and book signing with Dr. Laz. Despite the cold snowy weather, students, faculty, and community folks attended the evening.
Chabad, under the direction of Rabbi & Mrs. Gorelik, then featured a Shabbaton with Dr. Laz, who spoke on several topics, including: Being Jewish & Staying Positive in a Non-Jewish World; Lessons from my public school students; and From Conflict to Confluence – Unity through Diversity.
Motzei Shabbos it was Saturday Night Live with Dr. Laz, who jammed with some college students and friends of the Ft. Collins Chabad House. Sunday involved the NW Denver Chabad House, under the direction of Rabbi & Mrs. Brackman.
They held a special Shmooze & Jam for Teens. Laz shared stories from his own personal background as well as his teaching career and community outreach work.
The highlight of this event was the open jam with Dr. Laz, which really got the local teens involved. As Rabbi Brackman put tefillin on the teens, they were fascinated by Laz’s story of how he put tefillin on TV personality Howie Mandel.
But it seems they were more impressed with Dr. Laz’s tie-dye tzitzis. All in all, it was a busy, fun-filled, and inspiring time for all who participated.