Rabbi Weinberg

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg has had a distinguished career in the Rabbinate and in education and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinities, honoris causa, by his alma mater, the Jewish Theological Seminary, in recognition of his service.

He and his wife, Ofra, run the Huntington Learning Center in Encino, where they work with children from public and private schools to open the doors of learning for them. They are partners with the Los Angeles Unified School district in providing supplementary education for children under the No Child Left Behind Act.

He is also currently working on historical research on the Jews of 20th Century Europe, “The Courage of the Spirit:The story of Europe’s Jewry in the 20 th Century, from family accounts and documents”. His work is posted on line at http://karmisheli.blogspot.com .


He has served as Rabbi to Hollywood Temple Beth El in Los Angeles from 1990 to 1996,where his main focus was the integration of the new wave of Russian Jewish immigrants into American Jewish life. Prior to that, he directed the Central Institute for Jewish Studies at Bet Berl, Israel, under the auspices of Israel’s Federation of Labor. His mandate was to help bridge the gap between the secular and religious Jews within the labor movement and to emphasize Jewish societal values. He has also served as Rabbi in Whittier, California, Newport-News , Virginia, and Houston, Texas. .

He was ordained as Rabbi and received his MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and his BA from New York University. He has also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

He and Ofra have three children, Danit, Adi, and Eran, and three grandchildren.

Contact Dr. Rabbi Weinberg at rabbiweinberg@htbel.org

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