Rabbi David Wolpe
David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Author of eight books, including the national bestseller “Making Loss Matter,: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times,” Wolpe has been named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek and twice named among the 50 most influential Angelinos by LA Magazine. He has taught at a number of universities, including UCLA, Hunter college, Pepperdine and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and written for The NY Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Jerusalem Post among other newspapers and journals. Wolpe currently serves as the Senior Adviser for Diversity for the Maimonides Fund and the Inaugural Rabbinic Fellow for the ADL. Wolpe’s most recent book, “David: The Divided Heart,” a biography of King David, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award and optioned for a movie by Warner Brothers. Next year he will be a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School.
Listen to Rabbi David Wolpe on Talking Point:
Leadership Lessons from King David — What modern Jewish leaders can learn from the golden era of Jewish history. Laura Kessler sits down with Rabbi Wolpe for a candid discussion about Jewish unity, moral courage and perseverance during volatile uncertain times. He discusses what Tikkun Olam really means, the importance of listening, why leaders shouldn’t stay too long, and what Jews of all ages can do to strengthen the Diaspora and its relationship to Israel.