Rabbi Seth Winberg

Rabbi Seth Winberg is Executive Director of Brandeis Hillel and Senior Jewish Chaplain of the University. Seth grew up in Canada and graduated from York University in Toronto. After university he studied at Hebrew Union College and the Conservative Yeshiva, and finished a master’s degree at Yeshiva University. He received his rabbinic training and ordination at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and from leading Orthodox rabbis in Israel.

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 advocacy for Israel on campus has received international media attention.