Resler Weekend

The Resler Scholar-in-Residence Weekend is sponsored annually by Congregation Beth Tikvah in memory of Jack Resler and in honor of his family. In 1981, a generous gift from Jack and Eleanor Resler brought the dream of our building to reality. All events are free and open to the public. The Resler Weekend is hosted by the Adult Education Committee and generally takes place on a weekend in the late spring to early summer.

We invite you to join us for this special weekend. Please check the calendar for this year’s Resler Weekend information.

Resler Scholar-in-Residence guests have included:

2022 – Rabbi Joan Friedman, Professor at Wooster College and Chair of CCAR Responsa Committee

2020 – Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Director of Valley Beit Midrash

2019 – Cantor Evan Kent, teacher of Jewish Music, History, Culture and Literature

2018 – Rabbi Debbie Prinz, author of On the Chocolate Trail

2016 – Rabbi Rex Perlmeter, core provider of Jewish Mindfulness Teaching, Text Study Through a Spiritual Lens, Spiritual Direction and Consultation / Guest Scholar Visitation on Wellness and Spirituality, as well as Worship Transformation Through Meditation, Chant and Embodied Practice.

2016 – Rabbi Geoff Mitelman, Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious world.

2015 – Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachim, National Director of Recruitment and Admissions; President’s Scholar; Director, Office of Community Engagement at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

2014- Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of the American Jewish Archive, Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati

2013 – Rabbi Emeritus Gary Huber, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Tikvah

2012 – Rabbi Emeritus Gary Huber, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Tikvah

2011 – Fred Lazin Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

2010 – Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael Ph.D., Professor of Judaic Studies and Religion, The College of William and Mary; Author; Diary of a Los Angeles Jew, 1947-1972: Autobiography at Autofiction; Former Beth Tikvah rabbi

2009 – Julie Galambush, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, The College of William and Mary; Author; The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book