Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg served as Rabbi to Hollywood Temple Beth El in Los Angeles, California, from 1990 to 1996, where his primary focus was the integration of the new wave of Russian Jewish immigrants into American Jewish life. Prior to that, he directed the Central Institute for Jewish Studies at Bet Berl, Israel, under the auspices of Israel’s Federation of Labor. He is currently compiling research for a three-book series titled Courage of the Spirit, which explores the story of Europe’s Jewry in the twentieth century. The work is based on family accounts and historical documents. He and his wife Ofra have three children and four grandchildren.