Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, one of the foremost leaders in Jewish life in North America and worldwide, is Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, following more than seven years as Executive Vice President. In that role, he combined the skills of pulpit rabbi, scholar, and clinical psychologist to provide extraordinary leadership to the organization and to Orthodox Judaism worldwide.
Rabbi Weinreb received his rabbinic ordination in 1962 from the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva in New York and served as spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore for 13 years, building the congregation from 160 to more than 400 families before coming to the OU. In addition, he has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland and served as a psychotherapist for mental health organizations for many years while also maintaining a private practice. His positions included roles as school psychologist for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and as Chief Psychologist of the Potomac Foundation for Mental Health.
As Executive Vice President, Rabbi Weinreb built the Orthodox Union to an unparalleled degree of esteem. He traveled widely, visiting communities and congregations across North America, in addition to his frequent trips to Europe and Israel. In these travels, he frequently served as scholar-in-residence, including some of his most enjoyable assignments, guiding NCSY summer touring groups.
Now, with more time to write, Rabbi Weinreb has authored The Person in the Parsha: Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah Portion, based on his popular weekly Person in the Parsha Torah commentary, in which he combines his background as a trained psychologist and a rabbinical scholar to provide insights into the parsha that would be available from no other source. For more than two decades, he has presented his annual Tisha B’Av shiur, webcast around the world on ou.org and reaching an audience of thousands. Many people use the new Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot, the complete Tisha B’Av service, with an exquisite new English translation of the Kinot, the elegies of the fast day, by Rabbi Weinreb. Rabbi Weinreb is also the editor-in-chief of the new Koren Talmud Bavli, and has authored a commentary to Sefer Tehilim, called The Rohr Family Edition of Tehilim; also published by Koren.
Rabbi Weinreb continues to travel extensively, and to write essays and commentaries for a wide variety of resources.
Read Rabbi Weinreb’s articles on OU Torah.
We express our sincere gratitude to the following shiur sponsors.
Sponsored by Robyn and Shukie Grossman in memory of:
Bessie & Irving Mauskopf z”l
Bob & Lee Horowitz z”l
Sponsored by Daniel Harari, for The Center For Sephardic Heritage, in Honor of David Shasha, HaSepharadi
Robyn and Shukie Grossman in memory of Rabbi Rafael Grossman, z’tl
Moshe and Devora Smith in memory of Rabbi Dr. Bergmann’s mother, Syma Bergmann, סימה ביילא בת אריה לייב
Menachem and Rena Schnaidman in dedication of HaRav Yitzchak Ben Yaakov Schnaidman
Rina & Nahum Felman in memory of Dr. Morris Loffan (Moshe Dov ben Yerucham Fishel)
Sponsored by the Neumark and Rozenberg families in memory of:
Betty and Sidney Adler
In memory of chaver, Bjorn Bamburger, z’l – sponsored by Dassie and Marvin Bienenfeld
Sponsored by Howard and Chaya Balter
In memory of Mr. Emil Tennenbaum, sponsored by Lani and Shimmy Tennenbaum and Family
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Moshe & Cali Orenbuchin memory of Regina Glanzman, Rivka Bat Yaakov
Sponsored by Yechiel and Nomi Rotblat and Family in memory of Rabbi Dr. Steven M. Dworken z”l
In memory of David Grossman A”H, father and father in law of Becky and Avi Katz. His enthusiasm for this OU program continues to inspire his family.
In Memory of our Beloved Parents and Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max and Yetty Monderer z’l, who were privileged to enjoy the warm friendship (YBLChT’V) of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schachter. Emanuel and Helen Adler and Family
Henry and Mindy Orlinsky
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegal – in loving memory of Dr. Manfred and Anne Lehmann and Jamie Lehmann
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegal – in loving memory of Jacob and Rose Siegel of Baltimore, MD
Sponsored by Aaron and Toby Kinderlehrer in memory of their parents of blessed memory, Yosef Shimon ben Chaim Yisroel, Chaya Rochel bas Ahron, Refoel Mordecai ben Elimelech and Breindel Leah bas Ahron
Henry and Golda Reena Rothman in memory of our parents, Maurice and Golde Rothman and Meyer and Lillian Shatz
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegel and Family
The Krupka family and the Touro College and University System
Harry and Etta Brandman
Michael and Susanne Wimpfheimer
Yehuda and Anne Neuberger
Stan and Marla Frohlinger, for a refuah shelaima for Shmuel Zalman ben Shoshana and for Yitzhak Noach ben Rivka Leah
Ezra and Racheli Friedberg, in honor of our fathers: Mr. Dov Friedberg and Mr. Nechemia Salomon.
In Memory of Our Beloved Father and Grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Adler, Harav Yaakov Mordechai ben R’ Gershon z”l, And Our Beloved Uncle, Rabbi Adler’s Father, Mr. David Adler, R’ Dovid ben R’ Gershon, z”l, Each of Whose Raison D’Etre Was to Pass Along the Mesorah to Future Generations,
Emanuel and Helen Adler and Family.
In Memory of Cantor Jack Korbman z’l, The Korbman Family