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Rabbi Avi Weiss

Co-Founder

Weiss

Rabbi Avi Weiss, ‬Co-Founder‭, ‬is founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬the Bayit‭, ‬Bronx‭, ‬New York‭, ‬and founder of‭ ‬Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School‭. He is also co-founder of the International Rabbinic Fellowship‭ (‬IRF‭), ‬an international organization of Modern Orthodox rabbis‭, ‬and PORAT‭: ‬People for Orthodox Renaissance And Torah‭.‬‭ Rabbi Weiss served as National Chairman of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry‭ (‬SSSJ‭) ‬from 1982‭ ‬to 1991‭ ‬and subsequently as National President of AMCHA‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬the Coalition for Jewish Concerns‭, ‬raising a voice of moral conscience on behalf of the Jewish people and humankind throughout the world‭. ‬Rabbi Weiss has authored numerous books‭, ‬articles and editorials published in journals and‭ ‬newspapers around the world‭. ‬

To contact Rabbi Weiss‭: ravaviweiss@gmail.com

publications and media

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
Rav Avi Weiss Remarks at Maharat Semikha Ceremony 2019
Multimedia; Dvar Torah
Graduations
Seventh Semikha Ceremony
June 19, 2019
On the 3rd Anniversary of the Antisemitic Attack in Jersey City, Let’s Take Care of Those Left Behind
In the News
December 8, 2022
Rabbi Avi Weiss - Maharat's 9th Annual Semikha Ceremony
Multimedia
Graduations
Ninth Semikha Ceremony
June 15, 2021
Na'aseh Venishma: On Being Hearing Impaired
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Shavuot
2021/5781
Blemishes and the Fallacy of Perfection
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Emor
2013/5773
Holding On: The High Holiday Lesson of the Birmingham Bell
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Rosh Hashana
2013/5774
Ahavnu, Beirachnu: Yom Kippur is a Time to Confess Our Good
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Yom Kippur
2016/5777
Rabbi Avi Weiss - Eighth Annual Semikha Ceremony
Graduation Speeches
2020
June 9, 2020
Rabbi Avi Weiss - 2018 Yeshivat Maharat Semikha Ceremony
Multimedia
Graduations
Sixth Semikha Ceremony
June 18, 2018
Rabbi Avi Weiss - Yeshivat Maharat Fifth Semikha Ceremony, June 18, 2017
Multimedia
Graduations
Fifth Semikha Ceremony
June 18, 2017
Rabbi Avi Weiss - Maharat's 8th Annual Semikha Ceremony 2020
Multimedia
Graduations
Eighth Semikha Ceremony
June 9, 2020
A Seder Supplement in the Age of Coronavirus
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Pesach
2020/5780

mentions

Title
Publication
Published

books

April, 2019

In a visionary book seeking to define Open Orthodoxy, Rabbi Avi Weiss outlines the mission statement and dives deeper within each ideal.

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