Community Kollel - > Rabbanus | Cincinnati
In 2002 Rabbi Weinrib joined the Chicago Community Kollel and in 2005 he became the Rav of the Agudas Yisroel of West Rogers Park.
Rabbi Avi Weinrib moved with his family to Chicago in April 2002, becoming a member of the Chicago Community Kollel. During his time in the Kollel he was involved in numerous teaching opportunities both in Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs. He developed Lunch-‘n-Learn groups both for the learned and for the unaffiliated, in a number of different locations. He also began home study groups, where a group of unaffiliated couples would get together to explore in depth an upcoming Yom Tov or a particular subject that peaked their interest.
In 2005 Rabbi Weinrib was approached by a group of baalei batim to be the founding Rov of a new shul, the Agudah of West Rogers Park. It was to be a shul geared towards the family as a whole, where people could continue to grow in their Avodas Hashem. BH the shul grew rapidly. Starting off five years ago with 20 families it now has over 60 families. A plot of land was recently purchased and a beautiful building will be built to accommodate the growing needs of shul.
Rabbi Weinrib also became the Executive Director of the Midwest Council for Synagogue Rabbonim. He organized the first Midwest Conference for the council which took place in Detroit, MI on July 4-5, 2010. It was attended by over 30 Rabbonim from eight cities across the Midwest. The Conference’s goal was to be a resource, both to Rabbonim and to communities. The goal was to find ways to be mechazek each other.
Rabbi Weinrib also taught eighth grade in Yeshiva Tiferes Tzvi and Halacha in the Bais Yaakov of Chicago.
Today he is the much esteemed and beloved rabbi of Congregation Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati. The community continues to flourish and Rabbi Weinrib oversees this growth by ensuring that there is an emphasis on expanding and elaborating the programming, by bringing in inspirational guest speakers, through shiurim and by providing stimulating children’s programming.