Rabbi Ron Stern is a rabbi at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles, where he has been serving since 1998. Originally from Morristown, New Jersey, he graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester and was ordained in 1990 at Hebrew Union College in New York. Rabbi Stern is the founding rabbi of the Wise Center for Tikkun Olam, which supports social welfare organizations in the US and Israel, and has helped to build Wise Readers to Leaders, the only synagogue-sponsored literacy enrichment program in the nation, serving over 400 children. Rabbi Stern is a founding member of Reform CA, a political action project of rabbis and congregants throughout California, and has been a member of the Religious Action Center’s Commission on Social Justice.
October 21, 2020