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  • Guilford Glazer, leading Los Angeles philanthropist, dies at 93

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    Guilford Glazer, a strong supporter of Israel, leading Los Angeles philanthropist and real estate developer, died in his Beverly Hills home on Dec. 23.  

    Glazer, 93, was well known for his support of Israeli universities, including Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of...

  • Founding Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, Leonard I. Beerman, dies at 93

    by Aron Chilewich

    4 days ago

    Rabbi Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, renown for his unremitting pacifism and for speaking out against injustice, died on Dec. 24 at the age of 93.

    Beerman grew the congregation of Leo Baeck Temple from a small community of 28 members when he arrived in 1949...

  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis remembered with tears and laughter at funeral

    By Tom Tugend

    6 days ago

    My immortality, if there be such for me, is not in tears, blame or self-recrimination.

    But in the joy you give to others, in raising the fallen and loosening the fetters of the bound.

    In your loyalty to God’s special children – the widow, the orphan, the poor, the stranger in...

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  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis: Why Ferguson matters to Jews, and what makes a rabbi's life well-lived

    by Janice Kaminer-Reznik

    1 week ago

    From a poem by Rabbi Schulweis:

    For Those Beloved Who Survive Me

    Mourning by Harold M. Schulweis

    Mourn me not with tears, ashes or sackcloth.
    Nor dwell in darkness, sadness or remorse.
    Remember that I love you, and wish for you a life of song.
    My immortality, if there be...

  • Judaism is the particular language through which Jews address humanity

    by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    1 week ago

    RABBI HAROLD M. SCHULWEIS was the spiritual leader of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, and author of many books, including For Those Who Cant Believe, In Gods Mirror, Evil and the Morality of God, and Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion. He was the founding chairman...

  • Learning Leadership from Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, z’l

    By Michael Berenbaum

    1 week ago

    Much will have been written over the next few days about the massive contribution that Rabbi Harold Schulweis has made to Jewish life in our time. Yet as an observer, participant and shaper of Jewish life, I feel that there is still more than can be said. Permit me to focus on his...

  • A rabbi’s rabbi: Harold M. Schulweis, an appreciation

    by Ron Wolfson

    1 week ago

    It was the summer of 1974 when I arrived in Los Angeles. A friend told me about a rabbi in the San Fernando Valley who was transforming his synagogue into one of the most dynamic congregations in the city, if not the country. “There are a thousand people every Friday night,” he...

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