Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents Rabbi Shmuel Goldin discussing “Modern Orthodoxy on the Brink: Can We Hold Our Community Together?” on Saturday night, February 4 at 8:00 at Congregation Ohr Torah, Edison, NJ. Rabbi Goldin will present a comprehensive analysis of the issues that separate Open Orthodoxy from other segments of Modern Orthodoxy.

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood for over three decades. Rabbi Goldin has also served for over 20 years as instructor of Bible and Philosophy at the Isaac Breuer College and the James Striar School of Yeshiva University and he continues to appear as a visiting scholar and lecturer in a wide variety of settings across the globe. He is a past president of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the world’s largest association of Orthodox rabbis, and currently occupies the critical role of chairman of the RCA committee overseeing policies and standards for conversion to Judaism.

Rabbi Goldin’s recently published five-volume set of studies on the weekly parsha, “Unlocking the Torah Text,” is based on his numerous years of lecturing in school and synagogue settings and has earned wide popular and critical acclaim in the broader Jewish community. He and his wife, Barbara, are the proud parents of five children and an ever-growing brood of grandchildren.

The program is free of charge. The Orthodox Forum gladly accepts season sponsorships, as well as program sponsorships. For more information, go online to www.orthodoxjewishforum.org.

By Mark Abraham