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Rabbi Robert Scheinberg

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  • See Rabbi Scheinberg's website for his writings, sermons, and musical recordings, as well as other resources for the USH community.



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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., 

Rabbi Scheinberg served on the editorial committees for Mahzor Lev Shalem, the new High Holiday prayer book for Conservative Judaism (2010), and the new Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals (2016).  He teaches Liturgy to students at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Academy for Jewish Religion.  In 2006, he served on the New Jersey Legislature's Death Penalty Study Commission, which set the stage for the abolition of capital punishment in New Jersey.  He holds leadership positions with the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, the New Jersey Rabbinical Assembly, and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, among other local and national organizations.

Rabbi Scheinberg lives in Hoboken with his wife, Rabbi Naomi Kalish, a hospital chaplain and chaplaincy educator, and their three daughters. His writings and music can be found at

Selected writings of Rabbi Scheinberg:

Rabbi Scheinberg's thoughts for Rosh HaShanah 2018: "Listen to their stories" (Rosh HaShanah Day 5779/2018)

"Through the Narrow Passage (Rosh HaShanah 2nd day 5779 / 2018)

"Guilt or Shame?" (Yom Kippur evening 5777 / 2016) 

"Who tells your story" (first day Rosh HaShanah 5777 / 2016)

"Truth, Justice(s), and the Jewish Way (and the American Way)": 2nd day of Rosh HaShanah 2016 / 5777




Contact Rabbi Scheinberg

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 confidentiality.


Wed, October 24 2018 15 Cheshvan 5779