Rabbi Chaim Weiner served as Rabbi of the New London Synagogue for 5 years (2000 – 2005). He received his s'michah (Rabbinic Ordination) from the Schechter Institute of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem. He was National Director of the Masorti youth group NOAM in Israel for 3 years, before taking up the pulpit at the Edgware Masorti Synagogue in London. Following a 2 year fellowship at the prestigious Mandel School for Educational leadership in Jerusalem, he returned to London and followed Dr. Louis Jacobs as the Rabbi of our Synagogue.
Rabbi Weiner has played a prominent role in the development of the Masorti Movement in the United Kingdom and Europe. He played an important role in establishing the NOAM Youth Movement in its early years, and in setting up the popular NOAM summer camps. As a member of the Va'ad Halacha (Law Committee) of the Masorti Movement in Israel, he published several t'shuvot (Legal Responsa).
He was instrumental in the establishment of the Masorti Bet Din in the United Kingdom, and was responsible for its development into the European Masorti Bet Din. He has helped establish new Masorti communities across Europe.
In January 2005, Rabbi Weiner became the Av Bet Din (Chief Rabbinic Judge) of the European Masorti Bet Din. He is also Regional Director of the Masorti Movement in Europe.
Rabbi Weiner is an expert on Jewish European Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life in Europe. He leads several trips each year to places of Jewish interest across Europe
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Jewish Journeys: - Jewish Education Tourism