Originally from Fairfield, N.J., Rabbi Steven I. Rein received his rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also earned an M.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Graduate School at JTS. Prior to joining Agudas Achim Congregation in 2014, he served five years as the Assistant Rabbi of Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan.
Outside of his synagogue responsibilities, Rabbi Rein is a reserve chaplain in the United States Air Force. Commissioned in 2005 he has served at Hanscom AFB, Mass., the United States Air Force Academy, Colo., Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Langley AFB, Va., and Joint Base Andrews, MD. Rabbi Rein was promoted to Major in October 2017 and currently serves as the Jewish Chaplain for Arlington National Cemetery.
B'nai B'rith International has launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) ahead of its 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, to educate social media users about Judaism as a proactive way to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers. With approximately 14.4 million Jewish individuals alive today, we represent approximately 0.2% of global citizens.
To learn more about this project and hear voices from other Jewish influencers, please visit: http://bit.ly/2pZ3qov