The last time Rabbi Orenstein taught at Beth El was a class my wife asked him to teach on his remembrances of Abraham Joshua Heschel, some of which is excerpted in his bio on this website. I can still hear him regale us still with his strong voice, filled with joy and levity, discussing the man who was so central in creating the Rabbi Orenstein we all love. His face beamed with pride in knowing this great man — the face so perfectly captured in his picture and in his bio. Paraphrasing what Rabbi Orenstein said of Heschel, I am privileged to know this great man. All who learned from him will never forget his teaching.
President, Beth El
By: Bill Gold