AJU’s Rector, Rabbi Elliott Dorff, will be presented the First Annual United Synagogue Book Service Award in January. The United Synagogue Book Service, in conjunction with the Jewish Educators Assembly, created the award to recognize authors and scholars who have made a significant contribution to Jewish life and learning through their works.
Rabbi Dorff is a prolific writer whose articles, books and commentaries on Jewish life have served to advance the development and evolution of Conservative Judaism in our day. Untold numbers of readers have gained new insights into Torah and halacha and new understandings of how Conservative Judaism is lived and practiced. In particular, Rabbi Dorff’s most recent work, The Unfolding Tradition: Jewish Law After Sinai, has enriched and elevated the discussion of modern interpretation of Jewish law.
The award presentation will take place at a cocktail reception on Tuesday, January 27, at the Chaparral Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Additional information about the award, dinner, tribute and journal will be available at www.jewisheducators.org.