Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, an Orthodox rabbinical school that teaches an inclusive and welcoming Torah. Previously, he was the rabbi for 18 years of Anshe Sholom Congregation, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago. He received his ordination from Rav Ahron Soloveichik and Yeshivas Brisk in Chicago, and from Yeshiva University, as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. A Rhodes Scholar with an M. Phil in Medieval Arabic Thought from Oxford University, Rabbi Lopatin has written chapters for over a dozen books as well as numerous articles. Rabbi Lopatin is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and has been listed in Newsweek’s “Top 50 Rabbis.” He is married to Rachel Tessler Lopatin, a Wexner Graduate Fellow herself, and together they have four children.