RABBI CHAIM PINCHAS SCHEINBERG
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg was born in 1910. He is a rabbi and rosh yeshiva, currently living in Jerusalem, Israel. He heads the Yeshiva Torah Ore in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Mattersdorf. He is also a prominent Posek and is consulted by many people on a range of communal and personal halachic issues.
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg was born in Poland. His family moved to New York, America when he was nine years old. He first attended public school, but afterwards left to attend the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School (RJJ) until the age of fourteen. He then studied in the Bais Medrash LeRabbonim, headed by Rabbi Rabbi Yehuda Heschel Levenberg (1884-1938) (which was located at the time in New Haven, Connecticut). When he was seventeen Rabbi Scheinberg attented Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. There he learned under Rabbi Shlomo Polachek (1877-1928), known as the "Meitcheter Illui", Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik (1879-1941), and Rabbi Shimon Shkop (1860-1940), the author of Sharei Yosher (who lived in New York only briefly).
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg married the daughter of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Herman (whose biography is memorialized in a book "All For the Boss" authored by Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg's daughter Ruchoma Shain). The newlyweds embarked for the Mir Yeshiva in what was then Poland (now Belarus), where he studied for five years. The great Yeshivohs of eastern Europe had only a small handful of American students who were prepared to leave the relative comforts of America to brave the harsh conditions of Poland in order to study under the great European Roshei Yeshivohs.
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg received semicha from Rabbi Boruch Ber Leibowitz of Kaminetz. Upon his return to the USA, Rabbi Scheinberg became a faculty member of his alma mater, the New Haven Yeshiva. The Yeshiva closed in 1938 and Rabbi Scheinberg became the Mashgiach at the Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim founded by Rabbi Dovid Leibowitz.
In the 1960s, Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg relocated from the United States to Israel, where he has lived since. He is very popular in many English speaking circles due to his fluency in English and his familiarity with the issues faced by American Orthodox teenagers studying in Israel. Rabbi Scheinberg is one of the primary rabbis of Kiryat Mattersdorf, and is also a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah.
Rabbi Nisson Alpert, a great Rosh Yeshiva and Torah scholar, and a prime student of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, was his son-in-law. Rabbi Nisson Alpert passed away in 1986.
On October 21, 2009, Basya, Rabbi Scheinberg's wife of 79 years of marriage, passed away.
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg authored a number of Sefarim including; Tabaas HaChoshen - (commentary on the classic Ktzos HaChosen), Mishmeres Chaim, Heart to Heart Talks (Lectures to Women), The Torah Way of Life (on Chumash).
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg is an ardent supporter of the Rabbi Meir Baal Haneis Salant charity fund and has consistently encouraged and assisted the organization in every way possible.
Jews worldwide fervently pray for the continued health and welfare of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg. May G-d give him strength to carry on with his holy task of study, prayer, authoring sefarim, and his communal work on behalf of the welfare of world Jewry.