Speaker Profile Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky

Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky is Rosh Beit Midrash of Kohelet Yeshiva in Lower Merion, PA, where he is the architect and lead teacher of a cutting-edge community education program. He serves as the school’s halakhic authority and teaches high school courses in Gemara, Jewish thought, and Jewish views of intimacy, as well as an interdisciplinary course on Jewish & Western philosophy and the humanities, for which he was recently awarded the inaugural Kohelet Prize.

Rabbi Sinensky previously served as rabbi of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Synagogue, where he lectured widely on Jewish medical ethics and served as executive editor of Verapo Yerape, a journal of Torah and medicine. A popular lecturer and author, Rabbi Sinensky recently completed a book-length treatment of the Jewish return to Zion during the Second Temple period, published by Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Virtual Beit Midrash. His popular essays on Torah and contemporary issues have appeared at The Lehrhaus, The Forward, Torah Musings, Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, Lookjed and his personal blog