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 Rabbi Robert Scheinberg


As Rabbi of the United Synagogue of Hoboken, Rabbi Robert Scheinberg has steered a century-old community through a period of unprecedented growth and revival.

Rabbi Scheinberg is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary and recipient of the Wexner Fellowship.  An engaging teacher and speaker and an accomplished musician, he previously served congregations in Massachusetts and Alabama.

Rabbi Scheinberg is also a scholar in the field of Jewish liturgy, receiving his Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2020.  He served on the editorial committees for the prayerbooks for Conservative Judaism,  Mahzor Lev Shalem (2010) and Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals (2016) and teaches Liturgy to students at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Academy for Jewish Religion.  He has held various leadership positions with the Rabbinical Assembly locally and nationally, including serving on the Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.  He currently serves as the Rabbi-In-Residence at the Academy for Jewish Religion. 

Rabbi Scheinberg is the immediate past Chair of the Hoboken Clergy Coalition and is a founding trustee of the Hudson County Brotherhood/Sisterhood Association.  He holds leadership positions with the Hoboken Shelter, the North Jersey Board of Rabbis, and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, among other local and national organizations.  

In 2006, Rabbi Scheinberg served on the New Jersey Legislature's Death Penalty Study Commission, which set the stage for the abolition of capital punishment in New Jersey.  

Rabbi Scheinberg often speaks to congregations and organizations on topics including Jewish liturgy and prayer, the prayerbooks of Conservative Judaism, and the music of the synagogue, in addition to other general topics in Jewish studies and Jewish communal life today.  Contact him to inquire about bringing him to  your community.  

Rabbi Scheinberg lives in Hoboken with his wife, Rabbi Naomi Kalish, and their three daughters. His writings and music can be found at www.rabbischeinberg.com.


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