Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin is the Associate Rabbi of Chabad of Greater Dayton, Ohio, an adjunct Professor at Antioch University and Senior Editor of Curriculum at JLI.
Dr. Klatzkin pursued a doctorate in medieval Jewish philosophy from Brandeis University. While still a student, he began teaching Judaic studies in Jewish day schools, which he continued to do for almost twenty years.
Dr. Klatzkin was one of the initial developers of JLI’s first courses and collaborated on the establishment of the style and pattern of JLI courses that is followed until today. Over the years, he was both author and editor of many JLI courses, most recently, he guided the development of JLI’s course, Money Matters.
Dr. Klatzkin has translated and edited DVDs of talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for Jewish Educational Media, and was a contributing editor to Wellsprings, a journal of Chassidic thought.
He has been a featured speaker from coast to coast in the US and Canada and in the UK and Ireland and is also a Visiting Rabbi for OK Kosher Certification.
“The job of a Rebbe is to bring souls to Torah, not to win arguments.” This was the response Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin received from the Rebbe as to why he did not address the philosophical challenges that were posed to him. This message touched him deeply and has shaped his understanding of Jewish unity. In this moving lecture, Dr