About the Schulweis Institute

The Harold M. Schulweis Institute-A center for Jewish Learning was created to honor our beloved Rabbi on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The support of 10 very generous Valley Beth Shalom members, who each contributed $100,000 to create an endowment, enabled the founding of the Schulweis Institute whose mission it is to share with the generations to come Rabbi Schulweis’ vision of Jewish life and Jewish learning as developed at Valley Beth Shalom during his tenure.

The Rabbi’s philosophy, teaching, moral vision, and dynamic programs continue to impact our lives and that of our children and grandchildren beyond measure and the Schulweis Institute is uniquely able to assume the responsibility to preserve, enhance and extend this legacy.

It is our mission to elevate Jewish life and influence the wider community through promoting public access to the online library, a timeless and invaluable resource, containing his sermons, lectures, scholarly writings and poems and by creating and supporting legacy programs affecting Jewish scholarship, the arts and social action.

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