Installation of Rabbi Jay M. Stein, Saturday November 14, 2015

Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 By: Laurie Davidowitz

The installation of Rabbi Jay M. Stein as Rabbi of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center will take place on Saturday, November 14 at 6 pm. The community is invited to share in this occasion. The evening begins at 6 pm with Havdalah led by GHC's Cantor Janet Leuchter. The installation will begin promptly at 6:15 pm with Rabbi Aaron Bisno (Senior Rabbi of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA) introducing Rabbi Stein.  Rabbi David Hoffman (assistant professor in the Department of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary) will address the congregation with  "The Meaning of Faith for Modern Jews". Rabbi Barry Kenter (Rabbi Emeritus of Greenburgh Hebrew Center) will close the ceremony. There will be supervised activities (including a musical performance) and a light dinner for children from 6:15 -7:15 pm. At 7:15 pm all will gather for a reception celebrating the installation of Rabbi Stein. View Event Page

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The Greenburgh Hebrew Center, founded in 1947, is an inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Conservative Jewish congregation located in central Westchester County.  It welcomes and includes people from all walks of life and from many communities within Westchester County – singles and families – traditional, interfaith, blended and LGBTQ.  GHC serves the Jewish community by providing programs and services in support of their on-going commitment to educating children, adults and the community.

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is located at 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY.  For further information, please call 914-693-4260 or go to


Biography of Rabbi Jay Stein:

Rabbi Jay M. Stein is one of four boys born to Rabbi Israel Stein, at the time an army chaplain, and his wife Roslyn. Having only ever aspired to be a rabbi, Rabbi Stein achieved his goal over 22 years ago. A graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, he earned a dual B.A. in Jewish Philosophy from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA). He continued his rabbinic studies at JTS to receive a Master of Arts in Jewish Education and his ordination in 1993. Rabbi Stein served as an Alef-Alef Fellow in Jewish Education at Tel Aviv University from 1990 to 1991. He was awarded the Lowenfeld Prize in Practical Theology from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1993, and in 1995, he was named a Wexner Rabbinic Fellow. He founded a Regional Think Tank for Rabbis serving as Spiritual Leaders in the Solomon Schecter Day Schools. He is, currently, a member of the Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards of the Conservative Movement.