Rabbi David Stern
Rabbi David Stern has been with Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas since 1989 and has been the Senior Rabbi since 1996. In 2002, he participated in a study mission to the Darfur refugee camps and in 2005 served as rabbi-in-residence for an American Jewish World Service Study Mission to Nicaragua. Rabbi Stern is a Vice-President for the Central Conference of American Rabbis and is on the President's Rabbinic Council of Hebrew Union College. He also participates in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality as part of his commitment to ongoing study and spiritual growth. Locally, Rabbi Stern is on the Board of the Budd Center for Involving Communities in Education, an organization committed to helping build strong communities with high quality neighborhood schools in West Dallas. He also serves on the Dallas Jewish Coalition for the Homeless and the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Rabbi Stern is a published poet and essayist and his talk on "Round Trip Spirituality" at TEDxSMU 2010 is available on YouTube.