Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt is president of the rabbinic cabinet of The Jewish Federations of North America and rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland, a vibrant Conservative synagogue of approximately 650 families that he founded in 1988 with just a handful of families.
Rabbi Weinblatt has served as president of the Washington Board of Rabbis, twice chaired the National Convention of the Rabbinical Assembly and the prestigious Annual Israel Bonds’ Ambassador’s Ball in Washington, D.C. He has also held a number of leadership positions in local and national Jewish organizations. Rabbi Weinblatt has been an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. where he has taught Jewish history and theology.
In recognition of his leadership role in the community and as an outstanding teacher and speaker, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington gave him its “Pillar of the Community” Award in 2007 and the Greater Washington Chapter of ORT gave him its “Man of the Year” Award in 2002. Washington Jewish Week readers have consistently voted him the “Best Rabbi in Washington” multiple years.
He is the author of God, Prayer and Spirituality, a compilation of his sermons, writings and articles, and the soon-to-be-published Living in the Shadow of Death: A Rabbi Copes with Cancer.
Rabbi Weinblatt and his wife, Symcha, have four grown children and two grandchildren.