Rabbi Josh Weinberg is the President of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. He was ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem, and currently lives in New York. Josh previously served as the Director of the Israel program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and as a faculty member of NFTY-EIE High School in Israel teaching Jewish History. Josh is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit, has hiked the Israel National Trail, and came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003.
Originally from Chicago, he has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Hebrew Literature, Political Science and International Relations, and studied for an M.A. at the Hebrew University in Jewish Education.
Josh has taught and lectured widely throughout Israel, the U.S. and Europe, as well as on the Kivunim and Shnat Netzer gap-year programs. He has led numerous tours and trained tour educators for the Reform movement’s Israel experiences. In addition to being a Storahtelling “Mayven,” Josh has a passion for the environment and spends lots of time outdoors hiking and climbing, playing music and volleyball. Josh is passionate about anything connected to Israel and hopes to strengthen the connection between the Reform movement and the Jewish State. He is married to Mara Sheftel Getz, and is the proud abba of Noa, Ella and Mia.
Rabbi Josh Weinberg discusses his passion for Israel and ways to help Jewish professionals grapple with this controversial topic.
Ryan Ofman, a high school senior, has developed a new workbook for students studying for the SAT Math exam. Ryan created exercises to help students better understand how to take the test. He is now looking to partner with the Jewish community to provide workbooks to those who may not be able to afford it.
For more information about Ryan’s project, visit ryanofman-mathematics.com.