Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn (2020-2022) has been serving as the spiritual leader of The Conservative Synagogue since July 2008. He dedicates his pulpit to building and fostering sacred community through inspirational teaching, gentle guiding, creative programming, meaningful relationships, and genuine leadership.
Rabbi Wiederhorn is passionate about supporting Israel. He encourages our community to “speak with our feet” and visit Israel often. In January 2009, and again in the summer of 2014, he mobilized Emergency Missions to Israel in response to the missile strikes from Gaza and the war with Hamas. Three larger missions in April 2010, April 2012 and August 2017 brought over 100 members of our community over to Israel together on a special 10-day family experience of a lifetime.
A teacher to all, Rabbi Wiederhorn can be found sitting on the floor sharing stories with our youngest pre-school students, making sushi rolls with our teens while discussing kosher fish, or in a New York City office discussing Jewish business ethics with our members who commute.
Rabbi Wiederhorn remains active in the larger community, serving as the President of the Interfaith Clergy Association of Westport and Weston since 2011. He is also President of the New York Board of Rabbis, a member of the Executive Council of the Rabbinical Assembly, sits on the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Masorti Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of MERCAZ USA, and is a Regional Board Member of ADL and National Council Member of AIPAC.
Prior to TCS, Rabbi Wiederhorn served for eight years as the first full-time rabbi of Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson, Nevada where he helped grow the young congregation to 300 families, started a Hevra Kadisha, and helped create the Solomon Schechter Day School of Las Vegas.
Born in Michigan and raised in Southern California, the rabbi earned a BA in Judaic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. He also received a Masters in Hebrew Letters from the University of Judaism and another MA with his rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. Rabbi Wiederhorn is the proud husband of over 20 years to Rebecca (Riki) and father to Meital (21 years), Ayelet (18 years), and Avi (15 years).
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