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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend 2019

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend 2019

Join us January 25-27, 2019
as we welcome Rabbi Gordon Tucker

Pirkei Avot: A Timeless Guide for Jews, for Humanity

For the full weekend schedule, visit the event page.
To register for events or share your support, please contact Rosie.

Please support the WJC Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Scholar-in-Residence Program is solely supported by donations. Your contribution is vital to Adult Education at WJC. Click here to learn more about the donation levels and to contribute. Thank you for your generous support in advance.

The Scholar-in-Residence weekend begins on Friday evening, January 25, 2019.  We will start with Shabbat evening services at WJC at 6pm. This will be followed by a catered community dinner and opening lecture by Rabbi Gordon Tucker: The Birth Certificate of Rabbinic Judaism. For registration and more information on weekend events and sponsorship opportunities, please fill out the brochure and submit payment by Friday, January 11, 2019 to:

Westchester Jewish Center
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
Mamaroneck, New York 10543


Call or e-mail the synagogue office at 914-698-2960, Please be prepared to indicate which events you’d like to attend.

For more information on the entire weekend of programming, please contact the Adult Education Committee Co-Chairs: Karen Everett and Myra Glajchen.


About Rabbi Gordon Tucker

Rabbi Gordon Tucker is a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartmann Institute, North America. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a Ph.D. from Princeton, and Rabbinic Ordination from the JTS. He served as Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel Center of White Plains from 1994 to 2018. Rabbi Tucker has influenced Jewish policy, serving as a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, as a White House Fellow, and as an assistant to U.S. Attorney Benjamin R. Civiletti. Rabbi Tucker is a prolific author of many books, including Heavenly Torah, Torah for its Intended Purpose, and a new commentary on Pirkei Avot.

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