Rabbi Stacy Schlein
Rabbi Stacy Schlein brings a passion for learning and hands-on experiences to all the work she does throughout our congregation. She has been teaching for over twenty years in both formal and informal settings. Rabbi Stacy Schlein joined our congregation in 2007 as Director of the Shabbaton – Weekly Family Education Program. A year later she began to oversee the Social Justice Initiatives. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of Greater Cleveland Congregations – a non- partisan coalition of faith communities and partner organizations in Cuyahoga County working together to build power for social justice.
Immediately after Rabbinical School she worked for two years as the Rabbi of Chavurat Tikvah in Rye, New York. After returning to Cleveland in 2003, she served as a Chaplain for The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and led Reform Prayer Services at Stone Gardens Assisted Living Residence and Wiggins Place. A native Clevelander, Rabbi Schlein graduated from Indiana University in 1994 with a B.A. in Journalism and Sociology and a Certificate in Jewish Studies. In 2001, she was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She served as rabbinic intern in Beachwood, Ohio; South Bend, Indiana; New York, New York; and Rye, New York.
She also has served as a consultant to children’s author Jean Marzollo for her series of books on the bible and had a story published in Three Times Chai: 54 Rabbis Tell Their Favorite Stories by Laney Katz-Becker. Rabbi Schlein enjoys biking, running, swimming and most of all spending time with her husband Jeremy Sosin and three beautiful children.