Rabbi Emeritus Doug Weber
Rabbi Weber served as RJC's spiritual leader from August 2005 through July 2017.
A native of Westbury (Long Island), New York, where most of his extended family still live, Rabbi Doug Weber studied music at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and philosophy at SUNY Albany, earning a BA there with various distinctions in 1976. In 1982 he was awarded both a Masters in Hebrew Literature and his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, having studied there and at its Jerusalem campus. In 2007 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by the College–Institute. The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in NYC conferred a similar honorary degree in 2010.
Rabbi Weber is Adjunct Professor at nearby Castleton State College, where he teaches courses in Comparative Religion, Western Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam and Introduction to Philosophy. He also taught similar courses at the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland. He is available as a guest speaker and scholar-in-residence.