Rabbi Leigh Lerner, Rabbi Emeritus, “Italian Jewry from Crisis to Crisis. An historical overview with special emphasis on the rise of Mussolini and the Fascist state and its effects on the Jews.” From Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rabbi Lerner received his A.B. from Duke University and was ordained at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. His first pulpit was at Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN, where he soon became Senior Rabbi and served for 17 years. In 1989, Rabbi Lerner was appointed Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom. He learned French, became a Canadian, and earned a vital place in the hearts of our congregants. Since his retirement, Rabbi Lerner [...]