Rabbi Avi Weiss

Co-Founder /

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. ‬His new book‭, ‬Journey to Open Orthodoxy‭, ‬will be published later this year‭.‬

To contact Rabbi Weiss‭: ravaviweiss@gmail.com

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