The Scholar-in-Residence Committee is dedicated to developing and supporting educational, cultural and spiritual events at Congregation M’kor Shalom. In particular, we bring an outstanding scholar or artist to our synagogue every two years for a weekend of intense worship, study, and/or artistic enjoyment.
While the Committee had been in existence for many years, it became independently funded by the creation of the Helen and Leon Weinberg Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund in 1999. The Endowment Fund was established by congregants Sharon and Jack Weinberg, along with Jack’s brother and sister-in-law Michael Weinberg and Claudia VanderHeuvel and Jack’s sister and brother-in-law Sara Weinberg and Martin Kranzbaum, to honor their parents and promote the key Weinberg Family values of the pursuit of education and of hospitality. By helping to underwrite the costs of the Scholar-in-Residence Program, the Endowment Fund enables educational and artistic
programs for the synagogue, welcoming as many people as possible to participate in these worthwhile endeavors.
Eat Pray Study — This year’s Scholar-in-Residence will be Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, noted Reform Rabbi, Kabbalah scholar, and author of multiple books, including Honey from the Rock, God was in this Place and I Did Not Know and I’m God, You’re Not. He will join us April 1-3, 2016, for a full weekend of dynamic programming. Click here for complete information on our 2016 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner.
We welcome members to become involved in our Committee and join in the excitement of working closely with our scholars and artists. Please feel free to contact our co-chairs, Phyllis Levy and Jack Weinberg, to find out how you can volunteer for this rewarding work.