Temple Beth-El

Message from the Rabbi

Shalom and welcome to Temple Beth-El!

I am delighted to join Temple Beth-El as the seventh senior rabbi since its founding in 1928.

My mission as a rabbi is to shepherd my congregants toward discovering their own personal pathways into Jewish life, so that when they set their feet upon them, they will experience the transformational power of Judaism, connect with people who share their values, find meaning and purpose in their lives, and feel the loving embrace of God and community more deeply than they ever have before.

The rabbinate is more than my life’s work; it is the essence of who I am. I am an effective leader because I see myself as part of the community I lead. I am good at building personal relationships because I enjoy people and want to be their friend. I just go out there and try to be myself because I believe that, in the end, all of us are seeking the same thing: to feel loved, to find joy in life and to be embraced by people who genuinely care.

I look forward to meeting you at a service, a program or other special event. Please feel free to contact me at 516-487-0900.

Rabbi Stoller