OU EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, EMERITUS RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB TO BE EAST DENVER ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, NOVEMBER 5-6
Orthodox Union Executive Vice President, Emeritus Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will serve as Scholar-in-Residence at the OU-member East Denver Orthodox Synagogue, November 5-6, Parshat Toldot.
In his years as Executive Vice President, Rabbi Weinreb maintained close ties with the Denver Orthodox community and visited the city on various occasions.
He is tentatively scheduled to speak on the following topics during Shabbat services: “Sliding to the Right in Search of What?”; “The Three Greatest Problems Facing Orthodox Jewry Today”; and “New Trends in Religion and Psychotherapy.”
According to Rabbi Weinreb, “Even as the Orthodox community grows in Denver and across the country, there are problems it confronts regarding its interaction with the rest of the Jewish community and with the world around us. I have chosen to address some of these issues in my talks at the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue. I look forward not only to the formal presentations, but to one-on-one discussions with congregants throughout Shabbat.”
Rabbi Marc Gitler, rabbi of the synagogue, declared, “We are thrilled to have Rabbi Weinreb with us for Shabbat. As a rabbi and psychologist, Rabbi Weinreb has brought issues of domestic violence and mental health to the forefront of our communities' agenda. He has received numerous awards for his leadership of the Jewish community, and was even recognized for his service by the Pope! We are very much looking forward to this wonderful opportunity.”
With its close ties with the Orthodox Union, the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue has participated in the Emerging Jewish Communities Fair in New York as a representative of the Denver community. To be held again this spring, the OU Fair spotlights cities to be considered by Orthodox Jews if they were to contemplate relocating from the New York Metropolitan Area.