Rabbi Robert Scheinberg, a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, has been the rabbi of the United Synagogue of Hoboken since 1997. An engaging teacher and speaker and an accomplished musician, Rabbi Scheinberg previously served congregations in Massachusetts and Alabama, and serves on the faculties of the Jewish Theological Seminary (where he is a doctoral candidate in Jewish liturgy) and the Academy for Jewish Religion.
In 2006, Rabbi Scheinberg served on the New Jersey Legislature's Death Penalty Study Commission as a representative of New Jersey's religious communities. The Commission's work set the stage for the abolition of capital punishment in New Jersey in December 2007.
He also was on the editorial committee for Mahzor Lev Shalem, the new High Holiday prayerbook for Conservative Judaism, published in 2010.
Rabbi Scheinberg lives in Hoboken with his wife, Rabbi Naomi Kalish, and their three daughters.
Rabbi Scheinberg leads the 24-session "Introduction to Judaism" classes, which also serve to partially fulfill requirements for conversion to Judaism. For more information, please contact the Rabbi. To register, go to the course website.
Shabbat Morning Service: a drama in 5 1/2 acts
Rabbi Scheinberg looks forward to answering your questions about Jewish practice, history, values and spirituality. He will make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible. All questions and responses are treated with complete confidence.
Rabbi Scheinberg's list of recommended books.
Rabbi Scheinberg's statement on public discourse (November 24, 2010)
Rabbi Scheinberg's comments at the Interfaith Inauguration Service and at the Inauguration Ceremony of the new Hoboken City Council, July 1, 2009