2005-09-09 / Community

Rabbi To Be Installed At West End Temple

Pictured: Assemblywoman Audrey I.Pheffer (left) presents a Legislative Citation welcoming to West End Temple’s new Rabbi, Marjorie Slome (right). Also on hand at the ceremony is Marsha Weber (center), President of the Temple.Pictured: Assemblywoman Audrey I.Pheffer (left) presents a Legislative Citation welcoming to West End Temple’s new Rabbi, Marjorie Slome (right). Also on hand at the ceremony is Marsha Weber (center), President of the Temple. Rabbi Marjorie Slome will be installed on Friday evening, September 16, as the newest spiritual leader of West End Temple at 147-02 Newport Avenue in Neponsit.

Rabbi Slome came to West End Temple in early 2005.

She holds a MSW degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning, and a BA degree from the University of Cincinnati. She was ordained in 1987 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.

Since her ordination, Rabbi Slome has served as interim rabbi at Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh, Rabbi/Educator at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and director of various programs for the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York City. For more than 20 years, she has worked hard for the Jewish community with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now known as the Union for Reform Judaism), Jewish Campus Activities Board in Philadelphia (Hillel) and many other Jewish organizations. She is a past co-chairperson of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, a past president of Brooklyn Association of Reform Rabbis, as well as past chairperson of the Women’s Rabbinic Alliance.

Rabbi Slome is married to Kenneth S. Stern, an attorney, author and expert on extremism and Anti-Semitism for the American Jewish Committee. They have two children, Daniel Stern, age 13, and Emily Stern, age 11.

The Stern family resides in Brooklyn.

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