Rabbi David Wolpe: 'I am hopeful that Harvard is not a lost cause'


December 29, 2023

Rabbi David Wolpe

(JNS) - David Wolpe, rabbi emeritus of Sinai Temple, a conservative synagogue in Los Angeles, joined Harvard University's Antisemitism Advisory Group in the hopes that he could persuade the school to make some serious changes.

"I wanted immediate, visible action," he told JNS. "In fact, what I saw was that the anti-Jewish agitation on campus was getting worse, not better."

Earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League's inaugural rabbinic fellow, named by Newsweek as the most influential rabbi in the United States, publicly quit the Harvard group. (He remains a visiting scholar at Harva...

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