Rabbi Donald Weber was ordained in 1981 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and has been our rabbi since 1984. He teaches the importance of lifelong Jewish study, is a committed worker for civil and personal rights, and is active in community affairs and communal service. Rabbi Weber is a founding member of the Marlboro Township Ethics Board and was elected Chariman in 2013, and is a volunteer Chaplain for the Marlboro Township Police Department. He has served as the Chairman of the Conversion Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and as Chairman of the CCAR’s Committee on Computer Technology in the Rabbinate during the 1980’s he helped introduce computers to Jewish life.
He has served on the Boards of the New Jersey Association of Reform Rabbis, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and the Marlboro Improvement and Cultural Fund, and was a founding contributor to the Reform Movement’s “Taste of Judaism” program. He is a Life Member of the Morganville First Aid and Rescue Squad, where he served as Emergency Medical Technician, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. Rabbi Weber has been honored by Marlboro Township and Monmouth County for his work in Social Justice, specifically as creator of TRTCares, our program of outreach to those affected by the economic crisis. His creation of the JDate Synagogue Gift Certificate Program received national recognition in USA Today, Newsweek and many Jewish publications around the world. In 2013 he was named on of “50 Faces of Justice” by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) in Washington, D.C.
His wife, Rabbi Shira Stern, is the Director of the Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling in Marlboro, NJ, and the Primary School Educator at Temple Rodeph Torah. A guiding principle of his life is the quotation from the Mishna: “It is not our responsibility to finish the task, but we may not refrain from starting it.”
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