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Gallery Night President Shari Weinberger and her husband Zachary mentioned in Jewish RI Article


When Zachary Weinberger and Shari fishman met at Hunter College, in New York City, they had no idea of the extraordinary life together that awaited them. They quickly grew close, forming a bond that would take them around the world together before they landed in Rhode Island where Zachary is a partner in Sprout CoWorking, while Shari is Sprout’s gallery manager and president of Gallery Night Providence.

The Weinbergers arrived in Providence 10 years ago, after Zachary accepted a position in Mansfield, Massachusetts. By this time, the married couple had three children, and, recognizing the problems inherent in Zachary’s  six-hour daily commute, the family knew they had to move.

Finding Mansfield too small for their liking, they decided to look at homes in Providence. It was love at first sight, and they knew right away that they wanted to live on the city’s East Side.

Since then, they’ve become well-established in Rhode Island’s secular and Jewish communities. Zachary has a background in human-resources compensation consulting, while Shari is an accomplished Jewish educator.

During a warm, comfortable conversation with the couple at Sprout’s Providence location, they spoke about their lives, work and family.

The couple met when Zachary was an undergrad at Hunter, where Shari was taking classes as part of a University of Connecticut arts program. They hit it off and began dating.

In October of 1983, Zachary made aliyah to Israel. Shari soon followed, and they spent two years on a kibbutz, with Zachary serving in the Israeli army while Shari worked with the kibbutz’s children.

Zachary and Shari married in 1984, and in 1986, they left Israel to move to New York.