Rabbi Dovid Wineberg is the senior Rabbi of Cape Town’s Green & Sea Point Hebrew Congregation, South Africa’s largest Shul community. More popularly known as the Marais Road Shul, it is one of the largest Orthodox congregations in the world.
He has been called “One of the most eloquent exponents of Judaism” by England’s former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Indeed, Rabbi Wineberg is renown for his motivational speaking style, attracting hundreds each week to his sermons and lectures.
Rabbi Wineberg serves as the founding chairman of the Cape Town Torah High Schools – boys and girls, Cape Town’s first and only Torah high school. He’s also the founder of the Ichikowitz Family international Tefillin Bank, a global organization dedicated to providing any Jew with his own set of Tefillin. Rabbi Wineberg also serves as vice-chairman of the Rabbinical Association of the Western Cape province.
In their seven years at the helm of the Marais Road Shul, Rabbi Dovid and his wife Sara have transformed a dormant congregation into Cape Town’s leading Shul and a prominent fixture of the South African Jewish landscape.
Rabbi Dovid Wineberg was born in New York and raised in Vancouver, Canada. As a third generation Rabbi, he was educated in Yeshivot in the US and Europe, and received his Smicha in 1995 from the Chabad Rabbinical Court of Israel.
Rebbetzin Sara Wineberg is an 11th generation born Jerusalemite and was raised in London, England. She is a master educator and a creative presenter of Judaism to adults. She often appears on television to educate the wider population about Jewish themes and holidays.
Rabbi Dovid and Sara are the proud parents of 7 children.