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Rabbi Jack Romberg

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Entering the rabbinate was the fulfillment of a childhood dream for Rabbi Romberg. He entered Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at age 42 following an 18-year career in business as the CEO of a furniture manufacturing business. During those years he was an active member of Congregation Beth Or in Springhouse, PA, serving on the board for five years, as ritual chair and as an occasional "chazzan sheini." During his time at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Romberg served for one year as a chaplain at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, and for three years as the rabbinic leader for Beth Sholom in Fredericksburg, VA.

Rabbi Romberg received a Masters in Hebrew Literature from HUC – JIR and earned awards in the areas of Medieval Philosophy, Rabbinic Literature and Midrash, as well as general academic excellence. Rabbi Romberg was ordained in 2001.

Rabbi Romberg arrived in Tallahassee to serve Temple Israel in July 2001. Since then he has been quite active in local affairs. He served for two years as co-chair of the Tallahassee Equality Action Ministry (TEAM), a faith-based social justice organization. Along with other local clergy, he launched Tallahassee Interfaith Clergy, which now has more than 50 local clergy on its membership rolls. Rabbi Romberg sat on the editorial board of the Tallahassee Democrat for one year and is still a regular contributor of editorial columns on a number of issues. He is a frequent guest lecturer in a number of classes at Florida State University. In 2007, Rabbi Romberg served on the "Religious Study Dietary Group," a state panel that analyzed food issues in Florida prisons. He was active in the fight against the Florida Marriage Amendment as a member of the Florida Clergy for Fairness.  More recently, he is a founding member of “The God Squad,” a local panel of 5 clergy who host the popular “Faith, Food and Friday” series sponsored by The Village Square.  Currently, he serves on the boards of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and The Village Square.

Regionally and nationally, Rabbi Romberg is the immediate past treasurer of the Southeast Central Conference of American Rabbis, has chaired the school committee for the URJ's High School in Israel program (Eisendrath International Exchange Program) and is also a member of the President's Rabbinic Council for HUC-JIR.

Rabbi Romberg greatly enjoys the Tallahassee community, with its intellectual and cultural opportunities. He and his wife Audrey are very proud of their two daughters, Carrie and Abby, their son-in-law Andy, and their three beautiful grandchildren, Amelia, Simon, and Libby.  Finally, as anyone who walks into his office quickly learns, he is a dedicated fan of Philadelphia Eagles football and Phillies baseball.

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Temple Israel - Tallahassee, FL
2215 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, Florida  32308
P: (850) 877-3517