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Rabbi Steven I. Rein
Rabbi Steven Rein received his rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in May, 2009.
He also earned an M.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Graduate School at JTS.
He comes to AAC after five years as the Assistant Rabbi of Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan.
Involved in all facets of synagogue life, he
demonstrated that his
number one priority was creating and nurturing meaningful relationships.
To this end, he
developed and implemented Mercaz Hesed (the synagogue's Caring Network) to better care for the entire community during times of joy and sorrow.
also had the opportunity to create NYC's only Conservative conversion program and an Interfaith "Trialogue" with local Catholic and Muslim communities.
Rabbi Rein has taught numerous Adult Education classes as well as classes and programs for the Preschool, Religious School, High School, and B'nei Mitzvah.
has also served since 2011 as a member of the Religious Leadership Advisory Board of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Outside of his synagogue responsibilities, Rabbi Rein serves our country as a reserve chaplain in the United States Air Force.
Commissioned in 2005 he has since served our nation's airmen at Hanscom AFB, MA, the United States Air Force Academy, CO, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, Bolling Air Force Base, DC, and Langley AFB, VA. Rabbi Rein was promoted to Captain in October 2010 and has recently been reassigned to Joint Base Andrews, MD.
Born and raised in Fairfield, NJ, Rabbi Rein is a graduate of New York University where he majored in Jewish History and Civilization with a minor in Chemistry.
is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and New Jersey Devils.