Meet our Rabbi
Rabbi Paul Schreiber
Rabbi Schreiber who is lovingly referred to as Rabbi Tuviah, received his rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in New York and is a certified Hebrew chant leader through the Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He has taken part in the Jewish Renewal Davening Leadership Training Institute and has completed coursework with Yerusha's Aging to Saging program as well as the Multi-Faith Storytelling program.
Reb Tuviah has a Masters of Judaic Studies Degree from the AJR (The Academy for Jewish
Religion). 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. He has been the full–time Rabbi at Temple Beth David in Spring Hill, Florida for the last five years and is on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast. Rabbi Tuviah is a member of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities.
With having an additional Master’s Degree, this one in education and administration, he enjoyed a fulfilling career as a classroom teacher and as a principal in both public schools and private Jewish day schools. Throughout the years, Reb Tuviah has immersed himself in Jewish education and has created, led, and participated in numerous Jewish and interfaith programs.
His love of Torah, Kabbalah, Mysticism, and learning has led him to where he is today. In his
spare time, Reb Tuviah enjoys the piano and guitar, sports (both as a fan and a participant), and can often be found hanging out at the beach as well as hiking and kayaking throughout Florida’s many natural wonders.
His lovely wife, Nancy, a special education teacher, will hold an active part in the ManateeJewish community as well. She will take an active role at the synagogue by holding monthly Rosh Chodesh gatherings, participating in the Shabbat services, and involvement in the TBE Sisterhood. She is a wonderful baker and enjoys bringing homemade challahs of all flavors to the synagogue and making homemade matzoh during Passover.Rabbi Tuviah welcomes you to share his unique approach to prayer, worship, study, andintrospection with the entire Manatee area Jewish community! He leads a lively, upbeatmusically rich Shabbat service, teaches religious studies and bar and bar mitzvah prep classes, leads participatory, thought-provoking adult education discussions, have healing circles, holiday events and so much more.