David Wolpe
Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles

Named the No.1 Pulpit Rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine, Wolpe is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and currently teaches at UCLA.

Latest by David Wolpe

Can liberal Judaism survive?

Can liberal Judaism survive?

An intensive Jewish education and embracing communities with genuine standards can both save and revivify liberal Judaism.

The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined

The holidays are coming. I intend to examine my soul, understand my misdeeds and try to do better. As a community, let's look at what we are teaching our children, and do the same.

Have we forgotten what Bar Mitzvahs are all about?

The egregious, licentious and thoroughly awful video that is circulating ‘celebrating’ a Bar Mitzvah contains so much that is offensive that it requires restraint to hold oneself to three ways in which this display slaughters the spirit.

Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

Surely no people understands rejection and marginalization better than the Jewish people. This is why our community has largely embraced LGBT people.