Our Rabbi

Rabbi Samuel Stern

Rabbi Samuel Alexander Stern was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and has worked and lived in Baltimore, Maryland; San Antonio, Texas; and Los Angeles, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Jewish Studies from Towson University and an M.A. in Jewish Communal Service, as well as an M.A. in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR. Rabbi Stern was inspired by congregations he served in Ogden, UT, San Antonio, TX, and Baltimore, MD, as well as the Hillel of the University of Southern California.

Rabbi Stern has been recognized as a rising leader in the Reform movement by organizations like AIPAC and the Shalom Hartman Institute, which have selected him for exclusive fellowships. You can read his published work in the CCAR Journal and on 929 English as part of the 929 Project. When he is not working, Rabbi Stern enjoys writing, playing and watching sports, volunteering, and smoking barbecue brisket.

Rabbi Stern lives with his wife Caryn in Topeka. A sampling of his work can be viewed at his website, www.rabbistern.net


Email: rabbi@tbstopeka.org