Welcome to the Harold M. Schulweis Institute Website

 Special Shabbat in commemoration of the 4th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (z”l)

“What Religion Says to the World” 

December 21-22 At Valley Beth Shalom

 Sponsored by the Harold M. Schulweis Institute

 Hosted by Rabbi Ed Feinstein and Malkah Schulweis

 Special Guests:

Imam Jihad Turk

Founding President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, the nation’s first Muslim graduate school to offer accredited Master’s degrees in the fields of Islamic Studies, Education, Chaplaincy and Leadership, and co-founder of the Greater Los Angeles Muslim Jewish Forum

 Reverend Mark Whitlock

Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church in Orange County CA, and Director of Community Initiatives at University of Southern California, Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Chief Executive Officer of Nehemiah Ministries, a nonprofit economic development corporation for the 5th Episcopal District of the A.M.E Church.

 Friday Evening December 21st

Musical Service, Shabbat Dinner, and Conversation with Imam Turk

Saturday December 22nd

Shabbat morning services, lunch, and conversation with Reverend Whitlock


For links to Rabbi Feinstein’s video interviews with Rabbi Schulweis CLICK HERE



Please listen to a Welcome Message from Malkah Schulweis

“This Website is meant to be our guide…”

The mission of the Harold M. Schulweis Institute is to share with generations to come, Rabbi Schulweis’ humanitarian and spiritual vision of Jewish life and learning that influenced the direction of all synagogue activities and the creation of innovative programs at Valley Beth Shalom during his tenure. To enhance Jewish life and influence the broader community, the Institute will continue to collect and introduce Rabbi Schulweis’ teachings and moral vision by promoting public access to his sermons, lectures, and scholarly writing, and by creating and supporting legacy programs affecting Jewish scholarship, the arts, and social action.

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Recent News from the Institute

Through this website, the Institute now provides new and powerful capabilities for search and retrieval of information housed in the world’s largest collection of Rabbi Schulweis’ work.  Continuing the Institution’s historic role in supporting Rabbi Schulweis’ teaching that Judaism is simultaneously personal, communal and global—with a mission of Tikkun Olam, repair of the world, the Institute has also selected several Legacy programs that will be supported by the Institute in 2016-17.  Follow the links below to find information on some of the Institute’s recent activities and initiatives.