Seth L. Bernstein is presently Rabbi of Bet Aviv, Columbia, Maryland. He served as Rabbi of Temple Sinai, Worcester, Mass. from 1986-2011 and was Assistant and Associate Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York, NY, from 1977-1986.
He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in the areas of chaplaincy and family systems theory. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with both the Association of Professional Chaplains and Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains.
He served as the Jewish Chaplain at UMASS-Memorial Hospital and was the Pastoral Care Director of the Jewish Home Hospice in Worcester. He has been active in the Joint Mentoring Commission of the CCAR and HUC-JIR and currently serves along with our colleague, Ruth Alpers, in the Rabbinic Rapid Response effort to assist rabbis and their families who are in crisis. He taught in the rabbinic supervision program at HUC-JIR in New York from 2011-13 and in the D.Min. Program from 2013-14. He was a member of the editorial team of Mishkan Refuah—Where Healing Resides recently published by the CCAR and currently serves on the CCAR Board of Appeals. He is married to Marsha and they are the parents of Michael (and Daphna Straus) and Jana (and Jeremy Sharp) and the grandparents of Allie, Theo, Sam and Eve.