Asher Lopatin
Asher Lopatin

Rabbi Asher Lopatin is a former faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the founding rabbi of Kehillat Etz Chayim, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Detroit, as well as the founding director of the Detroit National Center for Civil Discourse.

He has served as president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School since July, 2013, and prior to that for eighteen years as the rabbi of the Modern Orthodox Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago.

Asher ordination from Rav Ahron Soloveichik and Yeshivas Brisk in Chicago, and from Yeshiva University, as a Wexner Graduate Fellow and is a  Rhodes Scholar with an M. Phil in Medieval Arabic Thought from Oxford University.

He is married to Rachel Tessler Lopatin and together they have four children.