Endowed by long-time congregants, Harry z”l and Evelyn Silver, this annual program brings master teachers -- nationally-known experts in their fields -- to Old York Road Temple-Beth Am. Over more than three decades, we have learned from the most brilliant rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators, danced and sang with creative musicians and have been inspired by social activists. We invite community members of all ages to learn together with us, as we know that learning is a life-long pursuit.

 

  • 1982         Rabbi David Saperstein
  • 1983         Rabbi Jerome R. Malino
  • 1984         Dr. Marc Lee Raphael
  • 1985         Rabbi Marvin Tokayer
  • 1986         Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
  • 1987         Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield
  • 1988         Dennis Prager
  • 1989         Rabbi Ezra Spicehandler
  • 1990         Albert Vorspan
  • 1991         Dr. Samuel H. Adler
  • 1992         Professors Norman And Yedida Stillman
  • 1993         Rabbi David Wolpe
  • 1994         Rabbi Dr. Norman J. Cohen
  • 1995         Rabbi Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • 1996         Dr. Ron Wolfson
  • 1997         Rabbi Daniel Freelander and Cantor Jeff Klepper
  • 1998         Ms. Laurie Gross and Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer
  • 1999         Doug Cotler
  • 2000         Dr. Amy Jill Levine
  • 2001         Professor David Ellenson
  • 2002         Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
  • 2003         Danny Maseng
  • 2004         Peninnah Schram
  • 2005         Dr. Arnold Eisen
  • 2006         Debbie Friedman
  • 2007         Rabbi Jan Katzew
  • 2008         Rick Recht
  • 2009         Rabbi David Saperstein
  • 2010         Rabbi Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • 2011         Craig Taubman
  • 2012         Sh’ma in Action: District Attorney Risa Vetri Furman, Rabbi Dayle Friedman, 
                      Dr. Dan Gottlieb
  • 2013         Rabbi Noam Katz
  • 2014         Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan
  • 2015         Nigel Savage & Rick Recht
  • 2017         Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

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