Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz

Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz is senior rabbi at The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, New York. He has taught at Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning in Toronto, JLearn on Long Island, and the URJ Kallah. He is immediate past president of the Alumni Association of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and was chair of the Joint Commission on Sustaining Rabbinic Education. Rabbi Zeplowitz can be reached at rabbiz@commsyn.org.

The Real American Idol

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz

March 3, 2015
The popular television show American Idol seeks the most talented singers, hoping to promote each one as the next "superstar." There is a lot that is positive about American Idol.

Sinai and Religious Pluralism

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz

January 28, 2015
I learned about kavod habriyot (dignity for human beings) from my mother (of blessed memory).

Give Ear!

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz

September 24, 2014
The book A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman is a beautifully written examination of the five senses.

Hide and Seek

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz

October 10, 2012
In discussions with pre-b'nei mitzvah students and parents every year, I ask how they would feel about someone attending services in ripped jeans. What about a woman wearing a dress or blouse showing cleavage?