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Rabbi David Weizman, Rabbi

Rabbi David Weizman is from Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Cleveland State University. Rabbi Weizman received his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2000, where he also received a Masters degree in Hebrew Letters. Rabbi Weizman has served as scholar-in-residence in congregations across the country and has held numerous internships including the Park Slope Jewish Center and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York City. He was the founder and head of education at Congregation B’nai Ha’Aretz in Garberville, California, while working as a forest fire fighter. Rabbi Weizman served as a chaplain on the Post 9/11 emergency response team at the World Trade Center. He was also chaplain at Long Island Jewish Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Rabbi Weizman has extensive camping experience and is a certified SCUBA instructor. His has shared his survival expertise at Camp Ramah in Canada as a wilderness canoeing guide and has led camping trips around the country. Currently, Rabbi Weizman serves as the spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, Florida. He weaves his unique approach to Jewish meditation and connection to the natural world into his daily practice as a rabbi. Rabbi Weizman lives in Clearwater with his wife, Rabbi Danielle Upbin, and their four children.




Rabbi Danielle Upbin, Rabbi

Rabbi Danielle Upbin is the Rabbi and prayer leader at Congregation Beth Shalom. Originally from New York City. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a BA in Political Science. She was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2002. She has lived and studied in Israel, including a year of exploration in Jewish mysticism and art. Rabbi Upbin is currently the president of the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Counsel of Israel Bonds. In connection to her alma mater, she has served as the JTS Florida Rabbinic Fellow, teaching in the community on behalf of the Seminary. Rabbi Upbin is professionally trained in voice and the performing arts. She has shared her spirited prayer style and ability to teach all ages, in congregations around the country. Inspired by her participation in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality rabbinic cohort, she has recently become a certified yoga instructor, with an approach to the cross section of Jewish and universal spirituality, meditation and yoga. In 2012, she released a CD entitled “Reveal the Light”, a compilation of Hebrew chant and original music. Rabbi Upbin resides in Clearwater, FL with her husband, Rabbi David Weizman, and their four children.

Sun, April 21 2024 13 Nisan 5784