Rabbi Simcha Weinstein

How Saul met Elke

10/10/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

Stoically, Saul Sudin says that when he met his future wife, one thing was clear: “We did not look like a match.”

Both were pursuing a life in the arts – he wanted to be a filmmaker, and Elke Engelson wanted to be a professional illustrator. He was a senior, she was a freshman. They met in Brooklyn at Pratt Institute. 

Saul and Elke Sudin: Partners In Art

Hip On The Holy Days

09/27/2011

Rabbi Marc Schneier, who hobnobs with hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, didn’t make the cut. Neither did Dovi Scheiner of the relentlessly hipster Soho Synagogue. And as for the rabbi who penned “Kosher Sex,” was the guru to Michael Jackson and who recently landed in The New Yorker’s Talk of the Town column — no, not even Shmuley Boteach made the list.

Rabbinic hipsters, clockwise from top left: Jen Krause, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Simcha Weinstein and Darby Jared Leigh.
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