Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT), an Orthodox rabbinical school that teaches an inclusive and welcoming Torah. Prior to assuming the presidency of YCT in 2013, he served as rabbi of Anshe Sholom Congregation, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago, for eighteen years. Rabbi Lopatin received 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. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and has been listed in Newsweek’s “Top 50 Rabbis.” Rabbi Lopatin is married to Rachel Tessler Lopatin, also a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and together they have four children.