Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David Saperstein

Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17

Designated by Newsweek Magazine as the most influential rabbi in America and by the Washington Post as the “quintessential religious lobbyist on Capitol Hill,” David Saperstein, for decades, directed the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest segment of American Jewry, to Congress and the Administration.

Recently named President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) for 2019-2020, for over two years (2015-2017) Rabbi Saperstein served our nation as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, carrying out his responsibilities as the country’s chief diplomat on religious freedom issues.

Rabbi Saperstein has served as the chair or co-chair of several national interreligious coalitions, including the Coalition to Preserve Religious Liberty, and served on the boards or executive committees of numerous national organizations including the NAACP, People for The American Way, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Religious Partnership on the Environment and the World Faith Development Dialogue.

Rabbi Saperstein currently serves as a Senior Fellow at both the Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and its School of Foreign Service’s Center for Jewish Civilization. He also serves as the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Policy for the Union for Reform Judaism.

Weekend Schedule:
Rabbi Saperstein will be attending/speaking at all events listed for the weekend.

Friday, November 15th
6:00pm Veterans Dinner
Honor our Veterans and Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi David Saperstein. Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner. A vegetarian option is available. Reserve a spot at by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11. $20 adults/ $10 children under 13 years.
7:30pm Simcha Shabbat Service
“Tough Choices: Jewish Perspectives on America’s Social Justice Challenge”

Saturday, November 16th
9:30am Torah Study
11:00am Shabbat Service
“Economic Justice: Testing the Morality of our Nation” followed by lunch.  Reserve a spot for lunch at by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11. $10 per person.

Sunday, November 17th
9:00am Breakfast with Discussion
The Changing Supreme Court and the Jewish Community: Race, Sex, Guns, and Religious Freedom.” Hosted by the Brotherhood.  $6 donation is suggested.


The weekend is supported by the Libbian and Jerry Family 1926 Synagogue Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation as recommended by Adam & Cindy Cohen and Sharon & David Hessney.