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The Washington Board of Rabbis (WBR) is a fiscally sponsored project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC), which seeks to promote Rabbinic growth and development through ongoing opportunities for study, sharing, connection, and communal service.

Members of the WBR gather monthly, typically on the last Tuesday of the month at noon, at rotating synagogues. The WBR also maintains a membership listserve to promote collaborative programming and open communication throughout the rabbinic community.

WBR is a fiscally sponsored project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC).  The views expressed by WBR are its own and do not necessarily reflect the views of JCRC or any other organization. 



WBR Leadership Team




Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12-2PM 
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington

Food for Thought: 3 Things We are Thinking About for Our High Holiday Sermons

Please join us for our first WBR meeting of the year, as we prepare for the holidays with inspiring Torah nuggets shared by local colleagues.

Lunch will be provided.


The Washington Board of Rabbis (WBR) is open to rabbis from all established movements of the American Jewish community.   

Through its annual membership dues, WBR is able to provide extraordinary learning opportunities for its members,  and to maintain strong rabbinical collegiality in Greater Washington.

To become a member, please follow this link.


The WBR team consists of volunteers who are invested in the continuing education,fellowship, and spiritual activism of the Greater Washington rabbinic community.

Fresh ideas and suggestions for programming are always encouraged, and each year, new team leaders are welcomed.

Please feel free to reach out to any of the officers with your questions or comments.



See below for list of Past Presidents




Rabbi Uri Topolosky, President

Rabbi Rachel Anne Hersh, Vice President

Rabbi Evan Krame, Treasurer 

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, JCRC Liaison

Rabbi Baht Weiss, Immediate Past President 

At Large Members:

Rabbi Rachel Ackerman

Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein

Rabbi Aaron Miller

Rabbi Fabian Werbin

Past Presidents:

Rabbi A. Nathan Abramowitz Rabbi Jack Moline

Rabbi Mendel Abrams  Rabbi Tzvi Porath, z'l 

Rabbi Marvin Bash Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz, z'l

Rabbi Joseph Brandriss, z'l Rabbi Fred N. Reiner

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer

Rabbi Sheldon Elster Rabbi Samuel Scolnic, z'l

Rabbi Joshua Haberman Rabbi Susan Shankman 

Rabbi Martin Halpern, z'l Rabbi Matthew Simon 

Rabbi Gregory Harris  Rabbi Warren Stone 

Rabbi Doug Heifetz Rabbi Sam Volkman, z'l

Rabbi David Kaye Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt

Rabbi Jonah Layman  Rabbi Lewis A. Weintraub, z'l

Rabbi Eugene Lipman, z'l Rabbi Baht Yameen Weiss

Rabbi Jack A. Luxemburg  Rabbi Jeffery Wohlberg