Friday, March 23, 2018

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As I read your article in this past week’s issue of The Jewish Link, “Five Bergen County Sons Join Their Fathers in the Rabbinate,” (March 16, 2017) I couldn’t help but notice you missed a few hidden gems in our community. Rabbi Yosef Weinberger is the son of Rabbi Yitzchak Weinberger who also received smicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Some may know the elder Rabbi Weinberger from his contributions to early modern Jewish music as one of the original members of “The Rabbi’s Sons.” His father is Rabbi Shlomo Weinberger, the rabbi emeritus of Congregation Tifereth Yisrael, Passaic. In 1956, as an alum of Torah Vodaath, he was installed as the shul’s rabbi. Even after retiring in 1998 after 42 years of service, Rabbi Weinberger continued to give a Sunday morning shiur in shul until 2013. He currently lives in Teaneck and continues to contribute to Congregation B’nai Yeshurun’s daily Daf Hayomi. Proudly, Rabbi Yosef Weinberger is following in his family’s footsteps as the rabbinic intern at Bnai Yeshurun and a teacher at Frisch.

Their favorite non-rabbinic son in-law,

Shmuel Jacoby