Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is currently the Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union. In this position, he serves as senior advisor to the lay and professional leadership of the Orthodox Union, develops educational programming for its website, and consults for its various publications. He is in the process of editing a book on Positive Jewish Parenting for OU Press. He acts as "ambassador" for the organization, travelling to synagogues and communities across America, and representing the Orthodox Union at conferences and forums all over the world.
A talented teacher, writer and orator, Rabbi Weinreb was previously the spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore, MD, which he joined in January, 1989. Under his leadership, the congregation grew from approximately 160 to more than 400 families.
Rabbi Weinreb received his rabbinic ordination in 1962 from the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva in New York. He received his Masters degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and in 1970 earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Prior to assuming the pulpit of the Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Rabbi Weinreb served as Assistant Supervisor of Psychological Services for the Prince George's County Public Schools, as Chief Psychologist of the Potomac Foundation for Mental Health, and also maintained a private practice of psychotherapy.
Rabbi Weinreb is a vice-president of the Rabbinical Council of America and past chair of its annual convention. He is Rabbinic Liaison for NEFESH: the North American Network of Orthodox Mental Heath Professionals, and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Veterans Administration Hospitals. Rabbi Weinreb serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet of United Jewish Communities and on the boards of various other organizational and educational institutions.
Rabbi Weinreb has been married to the former Chavi Taub since 1965, and they now live on the West Side of Manhattan. They have three children and ten grandchildren.