January 24, 2019

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Our special guest for Rosh Hashanah is Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland. Rabbi Schudrich received his ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University, and received an MA degree in history from Columbia in 1982. As a student in the 1970’s, Schudrich began his travels to Eastern Europe by leading Jewish groups to those countries and meeting with the remnants of the Jewish communities. Between 1983-89 Schudrich served as rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan. In 1990, Schudrich began working for the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation and spent 1992-98 residing in Warsaw, Poland. In June 2000, Rabbi Schudrich returned to Poland as the Rabbi of Warsaw and Lodz and in December 2004 was appointed Chief Rabbi of Poland.

Our Rosh Hashanah talk focuses on the element of renewal and self improvement in the holiday and in the story of the Jewish people.

If you would like to learn more, check out our discussion with Rabbi Alon Goshen about the special role of humility in the core of the Amidah section of the Rosh Hashanah service.

Shana Tova!