Avi Weiss

Avi Weiss

Avraham Haim Yosef haCohen Weiss is an American Modern Orthodox ordained rabbi, author, teacher, lecturer, and activist who heads the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in The Bronx, New York, from which he will be retiring in 2015. He is the founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a rabbinical seminary he refers to as "Open Orthodox", a term he coined to describe an offshoot of Modern Orthodoxy, founder of Yeshivat Maharat for Orthodox women, co-founder of the International Rabbinical Fellowship, an Open Orthodox rabbinical association founded as a liberal alternative to the Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America, and founder of the grassroots organization Coalition for Jewish Concerns – Amcha. Wikipedia*

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Avi Weiss has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2008 Forum.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2008 - Present Senior Rabbi, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Videos: 1 c. August 10, 1992 - Present President, Coalition for Jewish Concerns Videos: 0

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