Monday, April 06, 2020

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, will be visiting Stamford on Shabbat weekend, December 18–19, as part of a weekend that will be sponsored by CAMOS (The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford).

He will be speaking three times over the course of the weekend.

On Friday night at 7:45, Rabbi Weinreb will be speaking at the home of Toby Schaffer, 262 Strawberry Hill Avenue, on the subject of “The Spiritual Response to a World in Crisis.”

On Shabbat morning, Rabbi Weinreb will be delivering the sermon at the Young Israel of Stamford, on the subject of “Sliding to the Right…But In Search of What?” Services begin at 9 and Rabbi Weinreb will speak at about 11.

Finally, Rabbi Weinreb will speak immediately after mincha at shalosh seudot at Congregation Agudath Sholom, at 4:30. His topic will be “The Three Greatest Problems Facing Orthodoxy Today.”

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is one of the foremost leaders in Jewish life in North America and worldwide, and combines the skills of pulpit rabbi, scholar and clinical psychologist to provide extraordinary leadership to Orthodox Judaism worldwide.

Rabbi Weinreb received his rabbinic ordination in 1962 from the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva in New York and served as spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore for 13 years, building the congregation from 160 to more than 400 families before coming to the Orthodox Union. In addition, he has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland and served as a psychotherapist for mental health organizations for many years while also maintaining a private practice.

As Executive Vice President, Rabbi Weinreb built the Orthodox Union to a high degree of esteem. He is the author of the weekly Person in the Parsha Torah commentary, in which he combines his background as a trained psychologist and a rabbinical scholar to provide insights into the parsha that would be available from no other source.

“CAMOS is delighted to be sponsoring this scholar weekend with Rabbi Weinreb, who as the leader of the Orthodox Union has helped shape the Orthodox Jewish community to unparalleled heights,” said Michael Feldstein, the founder of CAMOS. “Under his guidance, the Orthodox Union has been extremely helpful to the Stamford Jewish community with its community growth initiative, and we are happy to host Rabbi Weinreb for an entire scholar weekend.”

By Michael Feldstein

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