Congregational Learning and Synagogue Transformation
Dr. Rob Weinberg has served since 2001 as National Director of the Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE), an initiative of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles and, since 2010, as Project Manager of HUC-JIR's Jim Joseph Foundation Education Initiative. The ECE works with agencies and organizations across the U.S. to help congregations to re-imagine Jewish education. A leader in the field of synagogue transformation and innovation in congregational education, Rob holds a PhD in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Before joining HUC in 2001, Rob was a partner in the Organization Effectiveness practice at Hewitt Associates, a global human resources management consulting firm. In addition to his work at HUC, Rob has served as a consultant to HUC-JIR, the URJ, the CCAR, the Reform Pension Board, the Rabbinic Vision Initiative, the World Union for Progressive Judaism, NATE, NATA, PaRDeS, as well as individual congregations. He has taught in Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy's masters program in Learning and Organizational Change and at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Rob lives in Evanston, Il. He and his wife, Joy Wasserman, have two sons, aged 22 and 18. In his "spare time" Rob builds furniture and performs as part of the musical group Kol Sasson.