MEET THE RABBI
Rabbi Paul Schreiber, aka Reb Tuviah, has been the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Beth David since September, 2016. The soulful, spiritual journey of Reb Tuviah has taken him on many paths. Throughout the years, he has immersed himself in Jewish education and has created, led and participated in numerous Jewish and interfaith programs. Prior to his time at TBD, he was the rabbi of a local Havurah group in South Florida. While in the West Palm Beach/Boca Raton area, Reb Tuviah led weekly Shabbat services and monthly healing circles at local congregations and various assisted living homes. Additionally, he was the Sunday school music teacher and song leader for kindergarten through sixth grade students at a local reform congregation.
Having a Master’s Degree in education and administration, he has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a classroom teacher and as a principal in both public schools and private Jewish day schools in Miami, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Burlington, Vermont.
Reb Tuviah received his rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in New York and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Judaic Studies program at AJR (The Academy for Jewish Religion). Additionally, he is a certified Hebrew Chant Leader through the Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal and has taken part in the Jewish Renewal Davening Leadership Training Institute. He has completed coursework with Yerusha's Aging to Saging program as well as the Multi-Faith Storytelling program. Further studies have taken him to Or Sameach in New York and Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem and Miami Beach. He has studied with Rabbi Shefa Gold of Kol Zimra, Rabbi Marcia Prager of Aleph, and Rick Recht at the annual Songleader’s Boot Camp. Reb Tuviah is on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast and is a member of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities. In his spare time, Reb Tuviah studies the piano and guitar, explores Florida’s natural outdoor beauty, is very much involved in community theater as both an actor and director.
Reb Tuviah and his wife Nancy are extremely grateful for this opportunity of being a part of the Temple Beth David family and the surrounding area of Hernando County. Each and every Shabbat, Reb Tuviah looks forward to sharing his unique and musically rich approach to prayer, worship, study and introspection with the entire TBD community!