Eric Wisnia is Emeth’s scholar-in-residence in Teaneck
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Eric Wisnia is Emeth’s scholar-in-residence in Teaneck

Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia
Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia

Teaneck’s Temple Emeth hosts the Rabbi Louis J. Sigel scholar-in-residence weekend from March 25 to 27. This year, the scholar is Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia and the theme is “My Guide for Those Perplexed about Prayer, God, and Torah.”

Rabbi Wisnia led Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction for 42 years and was president of the New Jersey Association of Reform Rabbis.  His support helped establish the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton.

On Friday night after 8 p.m. services, Rabbi Wisnia will discuss “Prayers Don’t Change Things. Prayers Change People, and People Change Things.” It will be in-person and livestreamed on emeth.org, YouTube, and Facebook.  On Saturday morning Torah study on Zoom at 9 a.m., he will talk about Parshat Sh’mini and the laws of kashrut. At 1 p.m., in-person and on livestream, his topic is “We Should Take Torah Seriously.  We Should Not Take Torah Literally.”  On Sunday at 11 a.m., Rabbi Wisnia’s final talk, both in-person and livestreamed, is “Jews Owned Slaves?”

The program is named in honor and loving memory of Louis J. Sigel, Temple Emeth’s rabbi for more than 30 years

Everyone at the synagogue in person must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination. For more information, call (201) 833-1322, go to emeth.org, or email smercado@emeth.org.

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