B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation joyously welcomes Rabbi Danielle Weisbrot of Long Island to lead the community as its new spiritual leader, teacher and guide.
Rabbi Weisbrot joined the congregation July 1, 2021.
A graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York, Rabbi Weisbrot was ordained in May 2021. She hails from New Hyde Park, Nassau County, where she was an active participant in her synagogue and often led services when their settled rabbi or cantor was away. Rabbi Weisbrot worked for 10 years primarily in the non-profit educational sector before beginning rabbinic training.
Rabbi Weisbrot is particularly focused on social justice issues. Throughout her time at HUC-JIR, she volunteered in the student-run soup kitchen on the campus, rising to the position of head chef, a labor of love for her.
Rabbi Weisbrot holds a Master of Arts degree in Hebrew literature from HUC-JIR, where she received multiple awards, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude with a major in English and a minor in Judaic studies. As a student rabbi, Rabbi Weisbrot held the pulpit for two years at North Fork Reform Synagogue in Southold, Suffolk County, where she led services, taught and proved instrumental in transitioning the congregation to virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic.