Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis Commemorative Shabbat
The Scholars In Residence for Rabbi Harold Schulweis(z”l) commemorative Shabbatot, supports a weekend program each year, at the time of the Rabbi’s Yahrzeit, devoted to study, learning, prayer. Past programs are listed here. Titles for our past speakers indicate their professional affiliation at the time of the program.
2015 Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, a leader of the Reform movement in Judaism. Dr. Ellenson is a scholar of modern Jewish thought and history, recognized for his writings and publications in these fields.
- 2016 Chancellor Arnold Eisen, Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Eisen or Arnie, as he is usually referred by, is an academic and an American Judaic Scholar. He has served on the faculties of Stanford, Tel Aviv and Columbia Universities. Over the weekend he will speak about Rabbi Schulweis’ place in contemporary Jewish thought.
- 2017 Rabbi Avi Weiss. Avraham Haim Yosef ha Cohen is a modern Orthodox ordained rabbi, author, teacher, lecturer and activist who heads the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in The Bronx, New York. He is he founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a rabbinical seminary referred to as “Open Orthodox, an offshoot of Orthodoxy.
- 2018 Rabbi Irving and Blu Greenberg. Rabbi Greenberg, also known as Yitz, is an American scholar, author and Orthodox rabbi. He is known as a strong supporter of Israel, and a promotor of greater understanding between Judaism and Christianity. Blu Greenberg is an American writer specializing in modern Judaism and women’s issues who founded the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.
- 2019 Dr.Uri Herscher, born in Tel Aviv, is an American rabbi and academic, founder and CEO of the Skirball Cultural Center, an educational institution in Los Angeles devoted to sustaining Jewish Heritage and American democratic ideals. Rabbi Herscher is a very dear and close friend of Rabbi Schulweis whom he credits with his becoming a rabbi.
- 2020 The public observance of the Rabbi’s Yahrzeit was delayed due to the pandemic until a one hour Havdalah tribute service could be prepared for streaming in January 2021. CLICK HERE to find that video at the bottom of the “Life and Times” page on this website CLICK HERE to access.
Notice of future programs will appear in this space as they are scheduled.