Rabbi Seth Winberg, Brandeis

Rabbi Seth Winberg, Brandeis

Seth Winberg is Executive Director of Brandeis Hillel and the University's Senior Jewish Chaplain. Seth grew up in Canada and graduated from York University in Toronto. He received ordination at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and from leading Orthodox rabbis in Israel, and earned an MA at Yeshiva University.

Before coming to Brandeis, Seth was Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Hillel and Executive Director of the Chicago Hillels. Under his leadership, the Chicago Hillels opened the first Base Hillel outside of New York and received the Phillip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award, the highest honor given by Hillel International. Seth served on the executive committee of the Chicago Board of Rabbis and on the rabbinic task force of Jewish Women International. His writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Jerusalem Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Detroit Free Press and Hakirah. His advocacy for Israel on campus has received international media attention. He lives in Newton with his wife and children.