Bais Abraham welcomes Rabbi Marc Angel as scholar-in-residence

Bais Abraham welcomes Rabbi Marc Angel as Scholar-in-Residence during Shabbat on March 8-9. Angel will speak and give several classes throughout the weekend on topics including Sephardic Jewish customs and Modern Orthodoxy. At 8 p.m. on March 8, Rabbi Angel will discuss “Sephardic Customs as a Reflection of a Religious Worldview” (preceded by dinner at 7 — call for cost and to RSVP). He will present a Lunch & Learn on March 9 discussing “Reclaiming Orthodox Judaism: Enough of Extremism.” The lunch and learn is sponsored by the Grossberg family. That afternoon, at 4:30, he will lead a class on “Choosing to Be Jewish: the Orthodox Road to Conversion.”

Angel is Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals and Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City. He has served as President of the Rabbinical Council of America, the Rabbinic Alumni of RIETS, and Sephardic House. He has won national rabbinic awards from the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations and the United Jewish Communities, and the Finkle Award of the New York Board of Rabbis. He also is the author and editor of 28 books and hundreds of articles, and won a National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish Thought for his book “The Orphaned Adult.” For more information, go to or call 314-721-3030.