Rabbi Greg Weisman joined Temple Beth El in 2013 after receiving his Rabbinic Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles.
Since his arrival, Rabbi Weisman has developed connections and programs across the congregation, bringing a renewed passion for Jewish life and community. He has created deep connections with many groups within the congregation, in particular the congregation’s Young Adults and Young Families, Early Learning Center families, and the Temple Beth El Brotherhood. Rabbi Weisman worked with the temple’s Social Action Committee to create a Mitzvah of the Month program and to develop a Sacred Aging program, focusing on creating spiritual awareness throughout life’s journey. Rabbi Weisman currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis and on the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Palm Beach regional board.
As an accomplished educator, Rabbi Weisman has brought his educational background into a variety of classes and learning opportunities, including the temple’s bar and bat mitzvah program, high school education programs, adult learning opportunities, and the Introduction to Judaism program, which includes guiding students through the process of converting to Judaism.
Before coming to Temple Beth El, Rabbi Weisman served Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood and Congregation Havurim in Temecula, California as their rabbinic intern. In addition to rabbinic ordination, he also earned a Master’s of Jewish Education from HUC-JIR, serving Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, CA as the coordinator of the Mishpacha Family Education program. While in rabbinical school he worked as a chaplain intern at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, was a teaching assistant at the Louchheim School of Judaic Studies at the University of Southern California and a group leader for NFTY in Israel. Rabbi Weisman was also repeatedly recognized by the faculty of HUC-JIR, who awarded him various academic prizes.
Before entering rabbinical school, Rabbi Weisman served as an Education Fellow at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi, working with congregations across the South to develop their educational programming. A native of Chicago, he is an avid sports fan and ice hockey player. His wife Tami is a southern Californian and Jewish educator. They met during their first year of school at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem, where he was beginning his rabbinic studies and she her Master’s in Jewish education studies. Together they enjoy concerts and sporting events, wine tasting, walking their dog and most importantly, their young daughters Claire, Daphne and Layla.