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Free Guest Speaker: Rabbi David Wolpe - The Campus, Anti-Semitism and Israel: Where do we stand?


Join us as Rabbi Wolpe reflects on his year at Harvard and the changes over that year for the Jewish people both here and in Israel - and speculates on what lies ahead.

Why Attend?

  • Experience a dynamic and enlightening event with one of the most respected voices in contemporary Jewish thought.
  • Reflect on Rabbi Wolpe's experiences at Harvard and how they have impacted the Jewish community in both the United States and Israel.
  • Gain insights from Rabbi Wolpe, named The Most Influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek and one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the World by The Jerusalem Post.

Though this event is FREE, seats are limited. Register today to secure your tickets for this very special event!



May 20, 2024

7:00pm: Speaker

8:00pm: Wine & Dessert Reception

Tifereth Israel Congregation

145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740


Admission is free, but please register in advance to help us plan for a great experience.


Max Webb Rabbi Emeritus of Sinai Temple

Named The Most Influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek and one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the World by The Jerusalem Post, and twice named one of the 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple. Rabbi Wolpe previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. A weekly columnist for the New York Jewish Week and weekly Torah columnist for the Jerusalem Post, Rabbi Wolpe has been published and profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and many more. He has been featured on The Today Show, Face the Nation, ABC This Morning, and CBS This Morning. In addition, Rabbi Wolpe has appeared prominently in series on PBS, A&E, History Channel, and Discovery Channel, and has engaged in widely watched public debates with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker and many others about religion and its place in the world. Rabbi Wolpe, who has spoken in seminars, public and scholarly forums and scholar in residence appearances hundreds of times all over the world from Israel to India, is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times (Riverhead). His new book is titled David, the Divided Heart (Yale U Press). It was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards, and has been optioned for a movie by Warner Bros.


Founded in 1921, Tifereth Israel is a welcoming and vibrant Jewish community nestled in the heart of Southeastern MA. Committed to fostering spiritual growth, social justice, and interfaith dialogue, we provide a nurturing environment for individuals and families to connect with their Jewish heritage and engage in meaningful religious and communal experiences. Our synagogue offers a diverse range of programs, services, and educational opportunities for members of all ages, promoting a sense of belonging, inclusivity, and community engagement. At TI, we embrace Jewish traditions while also embracing the values of diversity, tolerance, and respect for all faiths, making us a beacon of light in our local community and beyond.


This program is sponsored by Sheldon Friedland in loving memory of his Shulamith and her parents, Rabbi Bernard and Minna Ziskind. The event is co-sponsored by Marsha & John Onufrak.

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