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Rabbi Wolpe

Meet One of the World’s Most Influential Rabbis, Rabbi David Wolpe, December 3-5, 2015

October 27, 2015


Shaarey Zedek is pleased to welcome Rabbi David Wolpe for a special Scholar-in-Residence December 3 to 5, 2015. Named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. He previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. Rabbi Wolpe’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, and he is a columnist for, he regularly writes for many publications, including The LA Times, the Washington Post’s On Faith website, The Huffington Post, and the New York Jewish Week. He has been on television numerous times, including the Today Show, Face the Nation, ABC this Morning, and CBS This Morning. In addition Rabbi Wolpe has been featured in series on PBS, A&E, the History Channel, and the Discovery channel.


The Scholar-in-Residence will include:


Community Presentation - Why Faith Matters
Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM (Doors Open 7 PM)

  • Chazzan “Yitzchak” Aníbal Mass Dor Chadash Youth Choir Performance
  • For kids, Chanukah Prep Party in the Lounges at 7:00 PM
  • Book Sale and Signing Following the Presentation
  • FREE EVENT - Bring a Tin for the Winnipeg Harvest Bin
  • Limited Space – Walk-ins Welcome, Pre-Registration Encouraged
  • 204-452-3711 or [email protected]


Pre-Chanukah Traditional Shabbat Dinner
Friday, December 4

  • 5:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat Service
  • 6:15 PM - Dinner (Wine Served) (click here for the menu)
  • Rabbi Wolpe Talk Following Dinner
  • For Kids, Chanukah Prep and Dessert Making
  • Child Friendly Menu and Vegetarian Options Available (click here for the menu)
  • Member Discounted Price: $18/Adult, $6/Child, Children Ages 5 and under Free
    Regular Price: $25/Adult, $8/Child, Children Ages 5 and under Free
  • RESERVE BY MON, NOV 30 204-452-3711 or [email protected]


Shabbat Morning Service Featuring Rabbi Wolpe
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 AM

  • Shaarey Zedek Clergy Led Service
  • D’Var Torah and Torah L’Chayim (Torah Study) by Rabbi Wolpe
  • Children’s Activities
  • Enhanced Kiddush

All of the above events will be held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Crescent.


This Scholar-in-Residence is brought to you in part by the Rabbi Green Spiritual Revitalization Fund
Learn more and become a contributor by calling Ian Staniloff, Executive Director, at 204-452-3711 or [email protected]


More about Rabbi Wolpe


Rabbi Wolpe is the author of eight books:

  • Why Faith Matters
  • David, the Divided Heart
  • Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times
  • Teaching Your Children About God
  • Healer of Shattered Hearts
  • Why Be Jewish?
  • In Speech in Silence
  • Etz Chayim Study Companion


He is also the recipient of a number of honours and awards:

  • Named for Voices on the Jewish 100 (The Algemeiner, 2013)
  • Named one of the fifty most influential Jews in the world (Jerusalem Post, 2012)
  • Named the number one Rabbi in America (Newsweek 2012)
  • Offered the benediction at the Democratic Convention (2012)
  • Named one of the fifty most important Rabbis in America (Newsweek, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Named one of the one hundred most influential Angelinos (Los Angeles Magazine, 2006)
  • Named one of one hundred most influential Jews in the United States (Forward, 2003)
  • Winner of the Human Spirit award from the Wellness Community
  • Winner of a Simon Rockower award for Jewish Journalism (2009)
  • Award for excellence in single commentary by the American Jewish Press Association (2005)

Join us in greeting and learning from Rabbi Wolpe at Shaarey Zedek December 3 to 5, 2015 – this is an opportunity not to be missed.


Congregation Shaarey Zedek
561 Wellington Crescent
Winnipeg, MB  R3M 0A6

T 204-452-3711
F 204-474-1184
[email protected]

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