Rabbi Irving Greenberg
Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg is the president of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation, whose mission is to create new institutions and initiatives to enrich the religious, cultural, and institutional life of American Jewry.
An ordained Orthodox rabbi and a Harvard Ph.D., Rabbi Greenberg has been a seminal thinker in confronting the Holocaust as a transforming historical event and in viewing Israel as the Jewish assumption of power and the beginning of a third era in Jewish history. He has published numerous articles and monographs on Jewish thought and religion, as well as two books, "The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays," a philosophy of Judaism based on an analysis of the Sabbath and holidays, and "Living in the Image of God: Jewish Teachings to Perfect the World."
From 1974 to 1997, he served as the founding president of CLAL--the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a pioneering institution in the development of adult and leadership education in the Jewish community and the leading organization in intra-Jewish dialogue. Before CLAL was founded, he served as the rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center, an associate professor of history at Yeshiva University, and a founder, chairman, and professor in the department of Jewish studies of the City College of the City University of New York.