Rabbi Rachel Wiesenberg is the Rabbi-Educator of Temple Beth Torah. Along with directing our Religious School K-7, she also coordinates our Jewish Teen Vibe (JTV) programming, aids in lifecycle events and leads us in prayer. Rabbi is excited to serve TBT for a fabulous fifth year.
Her passion for working with Jewish Youth was nurtured through her experiences as both camper and counselor at Eisner Camp in Massachusetts, as well as through her work with Panim in Washington D.C. and Birthright Israel.
Prior to coming to Temple Beth Torah, Rabbi Wiesenberg served as the Family Life Programmer of The Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn and as the Student Rabbi for The North Fork Reform Synagogue in Cutchogue.
Ordained in 2009 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, Rabbi Wiesenberg fed the Hungry of New York and her passion for Tikkun Olam as the Sous Chef and then Executive Cook of the HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen. Along with issues of Hunger and Homelessness, she is also an avid supporter for the restoration of New Orleans, Women of the Wall, and Project Understanding, which she led in February 2013.
Rabbi received her B.A. in Jewish Studies from Hofstra University, where she was active on campus – serving on the Executive Boards of HU’s Hillel, Jewish-Greek Council and Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority.
Raised in Milford, Connecticut, Rabbi Wiesenberg lives in Merrick with her husband, Jonathan, their son, Hunter, and their “dog-ter”, a hound mix named Rally.