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Rabbi Chaim Weiner

Rabbi Chaim Weiner is a Jewish educator with over 15 years experience in designing and leading Jewish travel groups. In 2005, he established Jewish Journeys Ltd. to provide inspiring tours of Jewish interest to destinations in Europe. Rabbi Weiner is also the Director of the European Masorti Bet Din and he also provides rabbinic support to small developing Masorti communities in Europe.

Rabbi Chaim Weiner received his semicha [Rabbinic Ordination] from the Schechter Institute of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem. He graduated in 1989, in the second graduating class of the Bet Midrash. He was National Director of NOAM in Israel for 3 years, (1988-91) before taking up the pulpit at the Edgware Masorti Synagogue (1991-98) in London.

Rabbi Chaim Weiner is a graduate of the prestigious Jerusalem Fellows Program of the Mandel School in Jerusalem. As a member of the Va'ad Halacha [Law Committee] of the Masorti Movement in Israel, he published several Teshuvot [Legal Responses]. He followed Dr. Louis Jacobs as the Rabbi of the New London Synagogue, in London, England.

Rabbi Weiner has played a prominent role in the development of the Masorti Movement in UK. He directed the Masorti Teenage Centre in London for 5 years. He played an important role in the NOAM Youth Movement in its early years, and help in establishing the popular NOAM summer camps. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Masorti Bet Din in the United Kingdom, and in its development into the European Masorti Bet Din. He plays a key role in the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues in Great Britain, and is the Masorti Movement representative on cross-communal forums. He has regularly visited small developing Masorti communities across Europe, and is in regular contact with all the Masorti rabbis across the continent.

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