CONNECTIONS 2017

Rabbi Josh Weinberg

President, ARZA
Josh R Weinberg

Rabbi Josh Weinberg

Rabbi Josh Weinberg has been President of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) since 2013. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, engaging in the NFTY-EIE program, and studying at Hebrew University, Rabbi Weinberg made Aliyah in 2003, at which time he began teaching as a Jewish History faculty member on the EIE program. He subsequently served in the IDF Spokesperson’s unit and studied for an M.A. at Hebrew University in Jewish Education. He received his ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem and is currently living in New York. Josh has taught and lectured widely throughout Israel, the U.S. and Europe. He has led numerous tours and trained tour educators for the Reform Movement’s Israel experiences. Rabbi Weinberg previously served as the Director of the Israel Program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). He currently serves as a mentor for the iCenter’s iFellows mentoring program. Josh is also a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit, and has hiked the Israel National Trail. Rabbi Weinberg is passionate about Israel and reimagining Zionism. His mission is to strengthen the connection between the Reform Movement and the Jewish State. He is married to Mara Sheftel Getz and they have three daughters: Noa, Ella and Mia.