Glatzer Memorial Weekend
January 26-28, 2018
We are happy to share with you the exciting plans for this year’s Glatzer Memorial Weekend at Temple Emunah January 28-28 with scholar Rabbi Ed Feinstein. This year marks the 40th year since the inception of the Glatzer Fund at Temple Emunah. As part of a select group of Temple members who have faithfully supported the Glatzer Memorial Weekend, we are grateful for your generous sponsorship. We hope you will also join this year’s Friends of Glatzer to honor the memories of Anne and Nahum Glatzer, distinguished and active members of Temple Emunah.
Rabbi Feinstein serves as senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. He is an instructor at the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, and serves on the faculties of the Wexner Heritage Program and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Formerly, Rabbi Feinstein was the founding director of the Solomon Schechter Academy of Dallas, Texas, associate rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas, and director of Camp Ramah in California. He holds degrees from the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Judaism, Columbia University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was ordained in 1981, and completed his doctorate in 2017. In recognition of service to the Jewish community, he was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by the American Jewish University and by the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Rabbi Feinstein is the author of four books. “Tough Questions Jews Ask – A Young Adult’s Guide to Building a Jewish Life”, taught in Jewish schools across North America, was recognized as a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, and chosen among the Top Ten books on Religion by the American Library Association. “Jews and Judaism in the 21st Century”, was also a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. “Capturing the Moon” retells the best of classic and modern Jewish folktales. His latest book, “The Chutzpah Imperative,” traces the history of Jewish humanism.
Professor Nahum Glatzer and Anne Glatzer were long-standing members of Temple Emunah. Anne Glatzer was trained as a teacher and worked with students in Germany and then in the US, where she taught at the prestigious Shady Hill School for approximately 20 years. Until his death, Professor Glatzer was a religious leader at Temple Emunah, leading services and chanting Torah and Haftarah. In the academic world, Professor Glatzer was an internationally renowned scholar and teacher of Judaica. He was a disciple of Franz Rosenzweig and succeeded Martin Buber as the University of Frankfort Chair of Jewish Philosophy and Ethics. Professor Glatzer was a highly respected member of the faculties of Brandeis University and Boston University.
Save the dates, January 26-28, 2018, for this year’s Glatzer Weekend. You can support this year’s Glatzer Weekend with your donation either made electronically (by November 22 if possible!) by clicking HERE or printing THIS FORM with your check to the Temple Emunah office. All Friends of Glatzer donors are invited to attend a complimentary Seudat Shlisheet on Saturday evening.
Thank you for your continued support.
Terri Swartz Russell and Lois Bruss
Glatzer Memorial Weekend Chairs