Today’s Torah reading is the second of three sidrot that inform us of the life and experiences of our forefather Avraham.
Of Scholars and Farmers – The Dual Themes of Shavuot with Rabbi Joseph Dweck – 15th May
Central and New West End Synagogues are delighted to present a lecture by Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom.
Of Scholars and Farmers – The Dual Themes of Shavuot
Tuesday 15 May | 8:00 pm
Central Synagogue, 36-40 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6NW
Tickets: £5 (light refreshments)
t: 020 7580 1355
Rabbi Dweck is American born and has lived in Los Angeles, California and Brooklyn, New York. He studied in Jerusalem at Yeshiva Hazon Ovadia under the tutelage of former Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”l. He also studied psychology and philosophy at Santa Monica College in California and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College.
Rabbi Dweck received his Semikha (rabbinic ordination) from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef under the auspices of the Sephardic Rabbinical College of Brooklyn, New York. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Jewish Education from Middlesex University at The London School of Jewish Studies.
Rabbi Dweck served as Rabbi of Congregation Shaare Shalom, a Syrian Sephardi synagogue of over 700 members, in Brooklyn, New York from 1999 to 2014 and also served as Headmaster of Barkai Yeshivah, a large Jewish day school in Brooklyn from 2010 to 2014. He has an eclectic taste in music and has received training as a hazzan in the Oriental Sephardi tradition by Rabbi Rephael Elnadav z”l and Cantor Moshe Habusha.
In his capacity as Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Dweck has the honour of being the Deputy President of the LSJS; a President of The Council of Christians and Jews and Ecclesiastical Authority of The Board of Deputies of British Jews. Rabbi Dweck also serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Conference of European Rabbis.
Currently, Rabbi Dweck resides in London with his wife, Margalit, and five children.