This past year, my congregation at Valley Beth Shalom – and the greater Jewish community – lost a giant. Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l, of blessed memory, was an incredible scholar, a visionary for justice, and an exceptional leader in the deepest sense of the word. As we move...
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Tag: Rabbi Harold Schulweis
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Rabbis Harold Schulweis and Leonard Beerman: Thank You for the Memories
Forty years ago, my wife, Marcia, and I attended a service at Valley Beth Shalom and were stunned by Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ intellectual passion, knowledge and remarkable down-to-earth sense of humor (“Rabbi...
December 18, 2014 | 7:14 am
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, regarded as the most influential synagogue leader of his generation, died at his home after a long struggle with heart disease. He was 89.
Schulweis led the Conservative Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino for nearly 45 years, introducing significant...
January 15, 2014 | 2:32 pm
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Rabbi’s Words Echo on
Thank you for today’s column. I wish I could have heard it [Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis’ speech], but reading about it was wonderful (“Because You Suffer…,” March 8). Old is good, and older is perhaps even better. Again, thank you.
February 13, 2013 | 9:35 am
October 1, 2008 | 10:23 pmRabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino will be honored Oct. 23 with the John Allen Buggs Humanitarian Award, given out annually by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
Schulweis, who will receive the prize during the John Anson Ford Human Relations...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmSUNDAY, NOV. 12
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.
Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm
September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm
It was unseasonably cold on the eve of the New Year. The lakes were frozen; the sun retreated from the heavens on erev Rosh Hashanah. A group of porcupines noted for their rugged individualism were caught shivering in wintry storms. They decided to huddle together and thereby find...
July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm
May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm
"Finding Each Other in Judaism: Meditations on the Rites of Passage From Birth to Immortality" by Harold M. Schulweis. (UAHC Press, $12.95)
"Finding Each Other in Judaism" distills decades of those quiet, private moments when a curious, wounded or concerned congregant asks the...
September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm
I begin by expressing my admiration and respect for Monsignor Vadakin whom I have known for close to three decades. I have reason to know of his integrity and moral courage, his deep respect for Judaism and his love for the Jewish people.
It is not with anyone that I would broach...
November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Writing a New Chapter
The People of the Book is the
Los Angeles area's first attempt at a Jewish book festival
By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer
For years, Rabbi Harold Schulweis was perplexed by the question,Why isn't there a Jewish book festival in Los Angeles?
To promote his own...