Schulweis Institute Announces Exciting Newly Designed Website with Dramatically Increased Search Capabilities

Please listen to a Welcome Message from Malkah Schulweis

“This Website is meant to be our guide…”

On April 14th, 2017, in commemoration of what would have been the 92nd birthday of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis’ (z”l),  who  inspired many lives during his forty-two years as senior rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, the Harold M. Schulweis Institute proudly launched this newly redesigned website at www.hmsiScreen Shot 2017-02-09 at 5.03.45 PM.info. The site provides attractive new graphics and easy-to-navigate web pages, and features:

  • The world’s largest collection of Rabbi Schulweis’ works,
  • Content that includes sermons, published articles, documents, and audio and video recordings.
  • A new, and advanced search engine which provides enhanced access to the archive for use by scholars, clergy, researchers, students and the wider community.
  • New content not previously available, including additional poems, additional audio and video files, and new text transcriptions of audio recordings
  • The  new search engine now enables a user to search the archive using  subject words within published material.  The site also contains newly  transcribed audio recordings and over 180 of Rabbi Schulweis’ poems may now be searched, retrieved, displayed, and downloaded.   Titles of audio and video recordings can also be searched to retrieve and play back those recordings.

The website includes biographical information about Rabbi Schulweis’ life and achievements, his visions of how Judaism can improve our world for present and future generations, and over eight hours of video interviews with Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Senior Rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom. Also presented on the web site is information about the many innovative programs that are supported by the Institute as part of Rabbi Schulweis’ living legacy.

In order to fulfill its mission to share Rabbi Schulweis’ humanitarian and moral vision for Jewish life and learning, the Institute will continue to bring new content to the archive, including the recent discoveries of over 100 audio recordings and previously unreleased and unpublished works authored by the Rabbi.

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