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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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As Rabbi of the United Synagogue of Hoboken, Rabbi Robert Scheinberg has steered our 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.

Rabbi Scheinberg is the current 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 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.


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