Rabbi Chaim Weiner
Rabbi Chaim Weiner received his smicha [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 three years, (1988-91) before taking up the pulpit at the Edgware Masorti Synagogue (1991-98) in London. He followed Dr. Louis Jacobs as the Rabbi of the New London Synagogue, in London, England.
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].
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.
Rabbi Weiner is the Director of Masorti Europe. In this capacity, he regularly visits both established and small developing Masorti communities across Europe, and is in regular contact with all Masorti rabbis across the continent. As Av Bet Din (Director) of the European Masorti Bet Din, he oversees the provision of advanced Rabbinic services to European Masorti communities.