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David J. Wolpe

David J. Wolpe (born 1958) is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. He previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. Wolpe’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, and he is a columnist for Time.com, he regularly writes for many publications, including The LA Times, the Washington Post’s On Faith website, The Huffington Post, and the New York Jewish Week. He has been on television numerous times, including the Today Show, Face the Nation, ABC this Morning, and CBS This Morning. In addition, Wolpe has been featured in series on PBS, A&E, the History channel, and the Discovery channel. Wolpe is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times and David: The Divided Heart, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (2014).


Benediction by Rabbi David Wolpe at the Democratic National Convention (2012)

Contributed on: 03 Jan 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David J. Wolpe |

The full text of Rabbi David Wolpe’s benediction offered at the end of the second day of the Democratic National Convention, September 6th, 2012. . . .

A Prayer for Ukraine, by the Sinai Temple Clergy (24 February 2022)

Contributed on: 24 Feb 2024 by David J. Wolpe |

This prayer for Ukraine was shared on 24 February 2022 by the clergy of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles (Rabbi Davvid Wolpe, Rabbi Erez Sherman, Rabbi Nicole Guzik, Cantor Marcus Feldman) via the temple’s Facebook page. . . .

Prayer [in the call for war against HAMA”S] by Rabbi David Wolpe (8 October 2023)

Contributed on: 09 Oct 2023 by David J. Wolpe |

This prayer by Rabbi David Wolpe was first shared via his Facebook page in the aftermath of the war begun by Hamas on Shemini Atseret 5784. . . .

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