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Rabbi Brahm Weinberg joined KMS in August 2015 with the goal of building on KMS’ strong history and making KMS a place where people feel at home and inspired to grow in their Judaism. Since his arrival, Rabbi Weinberg has taken an active role in spearheading new ideas, initiatives, and programs that have added another dimension to life at KMS. His creativity and experience in other shuls around the country enable him to bring a wealth of insight that continuously pushes KMS to strive for more and to continue to grow. Rabbi Weinberg has become an integral part of the greater community outside of KMS as well and currently serves as the Secretary of the Vaad HaRabanim of Greater Washington.

Rabbi Weinberg is a native of Montreal, Canada. After a year of study at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Israel he attended Yeshiva University (YU). At YU he earned his B.A. in History and Jewish Studies from Yeshiva College, his Master’s degree from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and his Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). At RIETS, Rabbi Weinberg also studied in the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel and at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. At YU Rabbi Weinberg received several awards including the Torah Umadda Award for the student who best exemplified the ideals of Yeshiva University as well as awards for excellence in Gemara and History. Rabbi Weinberg was one of six semicha students chosen to be a Sanford Lurie Scholar at the Jewish Center in Manhattan. He was also a member of the Kollel Program at the Ramaz Upper School. Rabbi Weinberg also participated in the Ner L’Elef Fellowship for outreach training as well as the Isralight Teacher Training Program in Israel. Prior to joining KMS, Rabbi Weinberg served as the rabbi of the Young Israel of West Hartford in Connecticut for six years.

Rabbi Weinberg is married to Elana Weinberg who grew up in East Brunswick, NJ. After graduating from Yeshivah of Flatbush, Elana studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Israel and then attended Brandeis University where she earned a B.A in Philosophy and Jewish Studies. Elana also studied at the Drisha Institute and as well as the Graduate Program for Women in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University. She received her Master’s degree from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. Elana taught Judaic Studies at the Frisch School in Paramus, NJ as well as at the Hebrew High School of New England in West Hartford, CT. She now teaches Judaic Studies at the Upper School of Berman Hebrew Academy.

Rabbi Weinberg and Elana are blessed with four wonderful children.

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