Rabbi Jay Stein
Rabbi Jay Stein, received his ordination, an M.A. in Jewish Education and a B.A. in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In addition, he received a B.A., Sociology from Columbia University. From 1990-1991, he served as an Alef-Alef Fellow in Jewish Education at Tel Aviv University.
In 1993, Rabbi Stein was awarded The Lowenfeld Prize in Practical Theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 1995, Rabbi Stein was named a Wexner Rabbinic Fellow. He served as Rabbi at Temple Beth Ahm and as Senior Rabbi of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania.
He has co-published articles on the subject of domestic violence in the Rabbinical Assembly Newsletter and Outlook Magazine, as well as authored a chapter in the Resource Guide for Rabbis on Domestic Violence published by Jewish Women International. Rabbi Stein has served as a national consultant in the area of Jewish supplemental high school education, as well as the Rabbinic Advisor to the Israel's Ministry of Tourism. He founded and headed a regional think tank for rabbis serving as spiritual leaders in Solomon Schechter Day Schools, and is a certified counselor in chemical dependence.
Rabbi Stein is a member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and has authored papers on Special Needs Jewish Education, Ritual in the Synagogue and Physician Strikes. In his spare time he runs and does yoga. Rabbi Stein is the proud father of Adi, Nina, Gavi, Mia and Yasi.