East End Temple gets new rabbi

Rabbi Stanton

Rabbi Josh Stanton

By Sabina Mollot

Last May, the rabbi at East End Temple, David Adelson, left his position after 16 years to pursue a position as dean of the New York Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Since then, the Stuyvesant Square congregation has been led by interim rabbi Dennis Ross. In July, however, East End will have a new rabbi, Josh Stanton, who is currently serving as associate rabbi at Congregation B’Nai Jeshuruna in Short Hills, New Jersey. There, Stanton’s been focused on empowering lay leaders, supporting disabled worshippers and also expanding technology in synagogue life, a passion of his that got him recognized by the Huffington Post. The news site once referred to him as one of the “best Jewish voices on Twitter.” Additionally, as Stanton told Town & Village this week, he also has a strong interest in social justice efforts, and in Jewish/Muslim relations.

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