The Scholar-in-Residence weekend begins on Friday evening, January 26, 2018. We will start with Shabbat evening services at WJC at 6pm. This will be followed by a catered community dinner and opening lecture: Jews as Wanderers and Ambassadors from Biblical Times to Today’s Revival in Eastern Europe. Rabbi Paley will share his optimism about the endurance of Jews and their survival through the ages against all odds. He will also share his personal vision for revitalizing the Jewish community in Budapest. For registration and more information on weekend events and sponsorship opportunities, please fill out the brochure and submit payment by Friday, January 19th to:
Westchester Jewish Center
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
About Rabbi Michael Paley
Rabbi Michael Paley is Scholar-in-Residence and Director of the Jewish Resource Center of the UJA-Federation of New York. He was professor of Jewish studies and Dean at Bard College, and Vice President of the Wexner Heritage Foundation where he remains a faculty member. For many years, Rabbi Paley served as the University Chaplain at Columbia University. Rabbi Paley was founding director of the Edgar M. Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, and Jewish Chaplain at Dartmouth College. Newsweek has named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. Rabbi Paley earned his bachelor’s degree at Brandeis and graduate degrees in Jewish and Islamic philosophy and science at Temple University.