Rabbi Emeritus Henry A. Zoob

Rabbi Zoob served as the rabbi of Temple Beth David of Westwood for thirty-six years. He became the temple’s Rabbi Emeritus in July 2006. Rabbi Zoob was the founding President of the Rashi School, the Boston Area Reform Jewish Day School. In 1989 he was awarded a Keter Torah Award by the Boston Bureau of Jewish Education in recognition of his pioneering work in Jewish Day School Education. He was a founding board member of the Gann Academy (The New Jewish High School). He helped initiate the Beit Din (Rabbinical Court) of the Boston Area Reform Rabbis and served as the first Rosh (Head) of the Beit Din from 1998 to 2001. He received the Nachshon Award from Mayyim Hayyim, Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center in 2006. He is a past President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, past Chairman of the Boston Area Reform Rabbis, past President of the Westwood Interfaith Council and is on the National Rabbinic Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal. Rabbi Zoob recently published A Lifetime of Genesis, a book which combines an explanation of the Covenant of Abraham in Genesis and events from his own life that parallel stories from the lives of the Patriarchs. It can be purchased at Amazon. Rabbi Zoob grew up in Philadelphia, and received a BA from Harvard University in 1961. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC – JIR) in 1967, earned a Masters Degree in Bible at Brandeis University, and an honorary Doctorate from HUC – JIR.