Rabbi Victor H. Weissberg, D.H.L., D.D
Rabbi Victor H. Weissberg’s distinguished career continues as Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth-El, after having served as the temple’s Senior Rabbi from 1954 to 1995. Prior to arriving at Temple Beth-El, he was the Assistant Rabbi and Educational Director of Temple Isaiah Israel of Chicago.
Rabbi Weissberg graduated from The University of Chicago in 1948 and was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1953. He earned the Bachelor of Hebrew Literature Degree in 1950, the Master of Hebrew Literature in 1954, and a Doctorate in Hebrew Letters in 1970. He was awarded a Doctorate in Divinity in 1978. He also completed his studies for the Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Cincinnati in 1951.
Rabbi Weissberg is a member of the Chicago Board of Rabbis and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is founder and president of the Rabbinic Counseling Service of Chicago, founder and chairman of the To Protect Our Heritage Political Action Committee devoted to strengthening the Israel American Alliance, founder and former director of the Young Leadership Division of Bonds for Israel, founder and former chairman of the Rabbinic Fellowship of West Rogers Park and the Council of Ministers and Rabbis of Hyde Park.Rabbi Weissberg served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is married to the former Tamar Libovsky of Tel Aviv and has three children. He has contributed articles and essays to numerous periodicals, and is the author of Jewish Life in 17th Century Turkey, Jerusalem in the End of Days, and The Psalms and Psychotherapy.