Temple Israel of Sharon has appointed Rabbi Jeremy Fineberg as its senior rabbi. Fineberg, who most recently served as assistant rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, NJ, begins his new role on July 1.
“On behalf of the Search Committee, the Board of Trustees, and our entire congregation, I am thrilled to welcome Rabbi Fineberg to the Temple Israel of Sharon community,” said Neil Aronson, president of Temple Israel. “Rabbi Fineberg impressed us all with his approachable style, compassion, and strong vision for Temple Israel’s future. We know we have found a leader with impressive talents, strong ethical standards, commitment, and creativity to support the needs of our congregation and engage the community in Jewish life that is meaningful and relevant.”
Rabbi Fineberg will be involved in all areas of religious life including Shabbat services, adult and youth education, High Holiday services, Jewish lifecycle events including B’nai Mitzvah guidance, shiva minyans, and pastoral counseling.
“It has always been my goal to serve a community that is dedicated to reinvigorating Jewish life for members of all ages, and to bringing an accessible and joyful Judaism to its building and beyond,” said Rabbi Fineberg. “I am thrilled to have found a congregation whose Conservative Jewish values and practices are so well-aligned with my own, and a community that is so warm and welcoming where my family can put down roots and build its future.”
He graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a BA in International and Global Studies, then earned his master’s degree and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) of America in May of 2019. He also received the Isaac H. Wolfson Memorial Award from JTS for outstanding scholarship and service, and the William B. Hackenburg Prize in Midrash.