Meet the ORB Staff

RABBI ARON LIEBERMAN- Co-Founder and president of the ORB since its inception, Rabbi Lieberman was born in France and raised in Brooklyn. He is the head Shliach of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Fort Lauderdale. Rabbi Lieberman is chairman of the ORB's beis din committee. He received his Smicha from the United Lubavitch Yeshiva/Central Yeshiva Tomche Tmimim Lubovitch in Brooklyn. Rabbi Lieberman began his shlichus in 1978 in La Jolla, CA and has been the Rav of the Synagogue of Inverrary Chabad since 1981.

RABBI EDWARD DAVIS - Co-Founder and vice-president of the ORB since its inception, Rabbi Davis was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is the co-chairman of the ORB's Kashrus Committee and was the chairman of the geirus committee for many years. He earned both a bachelors degree in mathematics and a masters degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. He holds a semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Davis was the Rav of Keneseth Beth Israel in Richmond, Virginia for nine years prior to becoming the Rav of Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale in 1981.

RABBI EFREM GOLDBERG - Rabbi Efrem Goldberg is the senior rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue, a modern Orthodox congregation of 700 families and 1200 children in Boca Raton, Florida. He is the posek of the community mikvah, the co-chairman of the ORB kashrus committee, a member of the RCA South Florida Regional beis din for conversion, and the treasurer of the Rabbinical Council of America. Rabbi Goldberg serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, the Hillel Day School, and Torah Academy of Boca Raton and was appointed by the Florida State Bar to serve on their grievance committee. Rabbi Goldberg graduated from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in psychology and received semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University, and completed the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Advanced Executive Program. Rabbi Goldberg is married to Yocheved and has five daughters, Racheli, Atara, Leora, Tamar and Estee.

RABBI PESACH WEITZ - Kashrus Administrator of the ORB, Rabbi Weitz was born in Brooklyn.  He learned Issur v'Heter intensively with Rabbi Yisroel Shlomowitz at Yeshivas Zichron Moshe in South Fallsburg, NY.  Rabbi Weitz received his semicha from Rabbi Yochanan Zweig's Talmudic University. Beginning in 1989, Rabbi Weitz was the first kashrus administrator of the South Palm Beach Vaad, which in 1998 merged with the ORB to create one of the largest regional vaadim in the country.  Prior to his work with the ORB and the South Palm Beach Vaad, Rabbi Weitz worked as a mashgiach for many of the national kashrus agencies.  He continues to provide oversight supervision for facilities certified by the OU, the Star-K, and the Kof-K in South Florida.

RABBI MARCEL ROTENBERG - Associate Kashrus Administrator. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Rabbi Rotenberg attended high school in Israel after his family made aliyah. He studied at Bar Ilan University and worked for several years in the diamond industry in both Israel and New York. Rabbi Rotenberg holds a semicha from the Diaspora Yeshiva in Jerusalem and from the Rabbanut HaRashit. He taught at Brauser Maimonides Academy and Beis Yaakov prior to joining the ORB in 1999.

RABBI MOSHE BERGER - Operations Manager. Born in Tucson, Arizona, Rabbi Berger earned a bachelors degree in music and religious studies from the University of Virginia, a masters degree in education from Boston University, and a paralegal certification from Bentley College. He has extensive training and experience working with educationally and emotionally challenged children and holds a semicha from Yeshivat Pirchei Shoshanim in Jerusalem and from the Rabbanut HaRashit.  Prior to working with the ORB, Rabbi Berger taught in both formal and informal Jewish educational milieus, worked with several national and local kashrus agencies, and was the senior paralegal for a major law firm. He often substitutes as a rebbe and as a secular studies teacher in the local Jewish schools.  Rabbi Berger plays a variety of musical instruments and is a former curriculum designer and instructor trainer for American Red Cross safety services courses.

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