Jonathan Stein

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Jonathan Stein

Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein assumed his duties at Temple Shaaray Tefila in July 2001. A native of Pottsown, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1969 and was ordained as a rabbi in 1975 from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati. In 2000, he received an Doctor of Divinity degree from the same seminary.

Rabbi Stein first served as the Assistant and then as Associate Rabbi at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation from 1975 to 1978. He served IHC as its’ Senior Rabbi from 1978 to 1994. From 1994 through June 2001, Rabbi Stein served as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego where he was Chair of the Board of United Way of San Diego and as a member of the San Diego Human Relations Commission.

Rabbi Stein is the incoming editor of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Journal and immediate past-Chair of the CCAR Ad-Hoc Committee on Human Sexuality. He is also a member of the Admissions Committee of HUC-JIR in New York. He has served as a member, vice-president, president, and chairman of more than 40 different Jewish professional and communal organizations. He has been published in Compass magazine and the CCAR Journal, among others.

In 1969, Rabbi Stein married Susan Pollock, whom he had met while both were in NFTY High School Youth Group. They have two daughters, Rachel Rosner and Jessica Stein, and two grandchildren, Andrew and Leah. Susan Pollock Stein is a teacher and Educational Therapist currently involved with various volunteer efforts, focusing on the educational needs of the homeless.