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

To contact Rabbi Weiss‭: ravaviweiss@gmail.com

Available Writings

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Topic
Year
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
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

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