Our guest for Rosh Hashanah is Rabbi Steven Wernick, Chief Executive Officer of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). Rabbi Wernick was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary. After ordination, he served as the Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and more recently as the senior rabbi at Adath Israel in suburban Philadelphia. He also served as the president of Mid Atlantic Regional Rabbinical Assembly. Rabbi Wernick has been named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America and The Forward’s List of 50 Influential Jewish Leaders.
Our talk focuses on the powerful Unetanneh Tokef prayer and on the disturbing idea of our fates being out of our control.
Our past Rosh Hashanah talks:
Rabbi Michael Schudrich on the element of renewal and self-improvement in the holiday and in the story of the Jewish tradition
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein about the special role of humility in the core of the Amidah section of the Rosh Hashanah service