Scholars in Residence

Scholars in Residence

Stillman Torah Weekend

Through the generosity of Arthur Z”L and Irene Z”L, and their extended family, now through the generations, we have the privilege of bringing leading thought leaders in the Jewish community to spend Shabbat learning and teaching with us.

Previous Stillman Torah Scholars in Residence include:

Rabbi Capers Funnye

Danny Siegel

Dr. Joe Regenstein, Professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. Professor Regenstein spent the weekend exploring the intersection of Kashrut and Food Science, as well as the relationships between the Jewish and Muslim communities vis-à-vis Halal and Kosher.

Dr. Marjorie Lehman, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Professor Lehman spent the weekend exploring Family Politics and Jewish Politics: the search for models of Jewish Leadership.

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Director of Rabbis for Human Rights North America. Rabbi Kahn-Troster spent the weekend exploring Jewish texts that provide an impetus to ensure rights for all humanity—through food, through labor, through immigration, through treatment of prisoners, and more.

Yair Harel, Artistic Director of the Jerusalem Piyut Festival. Yair spent the weekend bringing prayer to life through poetry and song.

Rabbi Ed Feld, Author and Senior Editor of Mahzor Lev Shalem. Rabbi Feld spent the weekend addressing the New Conservative Movement High Holyday Prayerbook.

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the first native-born black rabbi in Sub-Saharan Africa and the first chief rabbi of Uganda. Rabbi Gershom spent the weekend addressing the history and needs of the Abayudaya community in Mbala, Uganda. This led to a small band of community members to Uganda, and inspired followed up missions from other congregations in the Twin Cities.