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Message from Sylvia Bernstein-Tregub,
Chair, Harold M. Schulweis Institute

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing of Malkah Schulweis(z”l). She was an extraordinary presence at Valley Beth Shalom and in our wider community who forged a new model for the role of a rabbi’s wife. Malkah was admired and beloved and she will be sorely missed.

We, the members of the Schulweis Institute, benefitted from her leadership and wise council on our Board of Directors. She was passionately committed to ensuring that our mission of sharing with generations to come Rabbi Schulweis’(z”l) humanitarian and moral vision of Jewish life and learning that would inform our conscience and reach deeply into our hearts and souls.

The institute will continue to dedicate itself to fulfilling that mission.
Its memory of Malkah will be our blessing.

CLICK HERE to find several tributes to this remarkable woman

CLICK HERE to view the HMSI collection of
Interviews with Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis and Rabbi Ed Feinstein

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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