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2020 Arnie Sweet Scholar in Residence - Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

Friday, January 31, 2020 5 Shevat 5780

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM 2 days after

2020 Arnie Sweet Scholar-In-Residence

The Arnie Sweet Scholar-In-Residence program at Anshai Torah is held in memory of Arnie Sweet, who was a greatly admired leader of the Dallas Jewish community for many years. Previous Scholars have included Rabbi Bradley Artson, Daniel Gordis, R. Yossi Halevi Klein, R. Yitz Greenberg, R. Ed Feinstein, R Donniel Hartman, R. Sharon Brous, Dr Deborah Lipstadt, David Makovsky, and R. Naomi Levy.

Presented by: Janice & Dr. Art Weinberg,

Cindy & Dr. Mitch Moskowitz,

Cathy & Dr. Joel Brook


Welcome world renown scholar & teacher:

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield


We are most pleased to let you know that our Arnie Sweet Scholar In Residence for 2020 will be Rabbi Brad Hirschfield.

We are deeply honored to host a scholar of Rabbi Hirschfield's stature. Listed for many years in Newsweek as one of America’s “50 Most Influential Rabbis,” and recognized as one of our nation’s leading “Preachers & Teachers,” by, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield serves as the President of Clal –The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a training institute, think tank, and resource center nurturing religious pluralism within the Jewish community and beyond. CLAL was founded by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, who was our Scholar In Residence a few years ago. Rabbi Hirschfield is also the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of

Rabbi Hirschfield was raised in a secular Jewish home but began to pursue a more traditionally observant life as a teenager thus becoming a baal teshuva. He moved to Israel and became involved with a settler group near Hebron. Becoming disenchanted with this approach, he returned to the United States, where he met and worked with Rabbi Yitz Greenberg. He went on to pursue his own rabbinical studies, and has become a proponent of interfaith dialogue and pluralist attitudes.

Follow Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on Twitter, Facebook.

Event registration will be available here soon. 

Sponsorship opportunities are invited at all levels.


Together and Apart:

Nurturing Unity In An Era of Increasing Polarization.

Noon: Lunch & Learn

- Rabbis Behaving Badly or Brilliantly : Talmudic Wisdom for Managing Controversy.
6.15pm: Brief remarks during Kabbalat Shabbat service
- We Begin Shabbat How?! Letting Go, Without Giving Up.
followed by Dinner and Keynote Address
- Finding Faith Without Fanaticism

9.30am: Shabbat morning service, including address,
followed by Q&A after lunch
- All In: How A Forever People Builds A Forever Community
8.00 pm: Dessert Reception for Sponsors & Shul Leadership
- Jewish Peoplehood and Jewish Personhood
 8.30am. Anshai Torah will host the annual Dallas Jewish community World Wide Wrap.

Sponsorship opportunities are invited at all levels.

Please contact Warren Harmel at 214-929-9324 or
or Howard Abrahams at 310-418-0767 or
Anshai Torah is deeply honored to present a world-class scholar as our  Arnie Sweet Scholar-In-Residence for 2020. We look forward to seeing you at our program in January.
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