David Lazerson, PhD, aka - Dr. Laz, has been educating, inspiring and changing people's lives for over 30 years as an author, musician, teacher, and a conflict resolution specialist. Dr. Laz is recognized worldwide for his innovative and educational techniques in learning. He has been featured on many national and international TV specials, such as CNN, ESPN, The USA Network, The Montel Williams Show, and The Phil Donahue Show. He has also been written up in most major newspapers and magazines throughout the country. His latest book, Sharing Turf, was recently turned into the Showtime movie, Crown Heights, which starred Howie Mandel as Dr. Laz and chronicled his miraculous race relations efforts during the Crown Heights Race Riots in 1991. 'Crown Heights' is available at NetFlix & Blockbusters. As a featured guest speaker at major conventions and book fairs throughout the globe, his lectures have been referred to as exciting, meaningful, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Dr. Laz has entertained hundreds of audiences throughout the world, from the very young to the young at heart. His concerts are fun, upbeat, filled with spontaneity and audience participation. His music features an eclectic blend of rap, rock, Hassidic, blues, reggae, jazz, bluegrass and even gospel! Dr. Laz & The CURE, his multi-ethnic music group, has played with Al Green, The Winans, in front of the U.S. Congress, the Democratic National Convention, at Madison Square Garden, as well as numerous schools, universities and institutions across the country. Showtime used three of his original songs for the Crown Heights movie. Laz plays a variety of instruments on his albums including drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion & some blues harmonica. 'Dr. Laz is personable, energetic and inspiring. His stories were engaging, humorous and full of content that people from all perspectives learned from and were motivated by. The concert was rocking and he got people up front dancing and singing along. We could not recommend him with any higher accolades. You are missing something special if you haven't had him speak and/or play!' Levi Simon, Chabad of Dayton, Ohio. Jan. 2010 'Thank you SOOOOO much for such a wonderful Shabbaton. Your stories were inspiring and the students really connected with everything you said. You put your whole heart and soul into the Shabbaton. The concert Motzei Shabbos was a smashing success. We loved the music, musicians and the interactive nature of the concert! You had everyone engaged.' Boruch & Rivka l Liberow Chabad Student Center of Boca, Oct. 2009 'If your looking for an inspiring, uplifting, edgy talk & Concert- Dr Laz is your man. His unique forays into the inner city and public school systems gives him a background and credibilty that instantly resonates with the people. A Dr Laz event has it all - amazing personal stories, rousing singing that gets everyone involved, compelling insights, and all with the unique Chassidisher/hip hop blend, that is Dr Laz!' R. Ruvi New, E. Boca Mumbai Shabbaton with Dr.Laz Feb. 2009.