University Women Opening Event

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Event Time
10:00 AM
Members: Complimentary; Non-Members: $36
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, 90077 

Event Details

Includes a light breakfast. Doors open at 9:30 am.

A Special Morning with Rabbi David Wolpe, Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple

“Faith In A Fractured Time.”

How do we maintain some sort of faith when all the things we believed in: Israel, God, the integrity of American politics, civility and truth are all being challenged? Rabbi Wolpe will explore keeping your faith in a fractured time.

Rabbi Wolpe Bio

Named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. He previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. Rabbi Wolpe’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, and he is a columnist for, he regularly writes for many publications, including The LA Times, the Washington Post’s On Faith website, The Huffington Post, and the New York Jewish Week. He has been on television numerous times, including the Today ShowFace the NationABC this Morning, and CBS This Morning. In addition Rabbi Wolpe has been featured in series on PBS, A&E, the History channel, and the Discovery channel. Rabbi Wolpe is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult TimesRabbi Wolpe’s new book is titled, David, the Divided Heart. It was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards, and has been optioned for a movie by Warner Bros.


Named among the 500 most influential leaders in LA (Los Angeles Business Journal, 2016)

  • Named second among “world’s smartest speakers” in national survey (, 2016)
  • Named for Voices on the Jewish 100 (The Algemeiner, 2013)
  • Named one of the fifty most influential Jews in the world (Jerusalem Post, 2012)
  • Named the number one Rabbi in America (Newsweek 2012)
  • Offered the benediction at the Democratic Convention (2012)
  • Named one of the fifty most important Rabbis in America (Newsweek, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Named one of the one hundred most influential Angelinos (Los Angeles Magazine, 2006)
  • Named one of one hundred most influential Jews in the United States (Forward, 2003)
  • Winner of the Human Spirit award from the Wellness Community
  • Winner of a Simon Rockower award for Jewish Journalism (2009)
  • Award for excellence in single commentary by the American Jewish Press Association (2005)


  • Facebook: /RabbiWolpe
  • Twitter: @RabbiWolpe
Event Contact
Contact Name
Beryl Bessemer
Phone Number
(310) 440-1283