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Ephraim Buchwald

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Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald is one of the leaders in the movement of Orthodox Jewish outreach in America today. Early life Buchwald studied at Yeshiva University, where he was a student of Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik. He was ordained in 1975. He served from 1973 for 15 years as the Director of Education at Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York City, which became one of the largest and most successful centers for adult Jewish education programs in America. He also established and coordinated Lincoln Square's outreach program. Since the early 1980s, Buchwald has led the synagogue’s "Beginners Service," a special Shabbat service for people with little or no synagogue experience. National Jewish Outreach Program In July 1987, Buchwald founded the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP). NJOP sponsors "Shabbat Across America/Canada" and "Read Hebrew America/Canada" campaigns, establishes Beginners Services and the "Turn Friday Night i
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