Alumnus Rabbi Weinreb at University of Maryland JLIC, April 27-28
Orthodox Union Executive Vice President, Emeritus Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will return to the university that granted him his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, when he serves as Scholar-in-Residence at the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Shabbat of April 27-28, Parshat Tazria-Metzora.
On Friday night, Rabbi Weinreb will lead a Q&A session at a leadership dinner, comprised of students who are a part of the Maryland Kollel, that is, those who dedicate themselves to learning a certain number of hours each week. Later, he will address a Community Dessert/Lecture on “Implications of Contemporary Psychological Research for Jewish Religious Behavior.”
At a Shabbat lunch and learn, Rabbi Weinreb will discuss “Challenges to Faith, Obstacles to Practice.”
For the past six years, Rabbi Eli and Naomi Kohl have been the JLIC Torah Educators at the University of Maryland, one of 15 North American campuses that have been chosen by the OU and its partner Hillel to host the JLIC program, which provides the religious atmosphere of the yeshiva to students on secular campuses.
“Having Rabbi Weinreb for Shabbos provides students with the unique opportunity to hear from someone who is an expert in both Torah and secular knowledge,” said Rabbi and Mrs. Kohl. “The way he synthesizes psychology and Torah is an example for students to see how to infuse the different areas of study they do in school, into their lives and professions. “
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