December 9, 2023 ()
Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser joined Temple Emanuel as Senior Rabbi on July 1st, 2020. Prior to this appointment, he served Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA and Temple Sinai in Washington, DC as associate rabbi. Rabbi Adam was ordained from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2009. Rabbi Adam hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan and received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!
Rabbi Adam is passionate about creating meaningful Jewish experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. He is especially interested in building relationships with the people he serves. Rabbi Adam also enjoys teaching torah using a wide array of texts, making worship engaging and fulfilling, advocating for a just and peaceful Israel, facilitating mussar (Jewish ethics) classes, and working for justice locally and globally.
Rabbi Adam’s other interests include musical theater, cooking and baking, swimming, reading, and raising his three children, Eliza, Simon, and Stella, with his husband, Shalom, and their dog, Phaedra.
Cantor Lindsay joined the Temple Emanuel community upon ordination by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2017. Previously, Cantor Lindsay served Central Synagogue in Manhattan and Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island, New York, in Cantorial Internships. She also completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, where she served as a chaplain.
Cantor Lindsay is also an award winning composer, having won the Kol Emet commission prize from Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois. Cantor Lindsay has a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy and a Master of Sacred Music.
Cantor Lindsay lives in Bethesda with her husband David, and their children Zoheret and Myer.
Rabbi Warren Stone served as rabbi of Temple Emanuel from 1988-2020. He received his BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and Rabbinic Ordination and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has a D. Min. in Religion and Psychotherapy from Andover Newton Theological School and training from the Jung Institute in Zurich.
Rabbi Stone is known nationally for his leadership on Religion and the Environment. He has led delegations on environmental issues to the Congress and White House and has served on many boards, including the Global Advisory Committee for Earthday, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, the Washington Board of Rabbis, where he served as past President and ARZA/ World Union. He served as Vice President of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, a member of the board of the United Nations Association and on the Board of the New Orchestra of Washington. In March of 2015 Rabbi Stone was chosen by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat to serve as Faith and Climate International leader for their new UN Climate Neutral Now initiative.
Rabbi serves as Co-Chair of the National Religion Coalition on Creation Care and founding chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ Committee on the Environment. Rabbi Stone represented many national Jewish organizations as a UN delegate at the Conference on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan in 1997 and in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009, where he blew the Shofar and led interfaith programs and prayer vigils. His abstract, “Climate Change Beyond Diplomacy: Thinking Outside the Box,” was presented at the International Congress of Scientists in Copenhagen. In 2012 he spoke at the Vatican’s Pontifical University in Rome as a guest of the State Department and White House and served as a G20 World Religious Delegate at a conference on Faith and Sustainability in Seoul, Korea.
Rabbi Stone’s articles have appeared in many publications, including the Washington Jewish Week, Reform Judaism, Central Conference of American Rabbis Journal, The Jerusalem Post, Grist and many international news sources. His article, “A Jewish Response to Climate Change,” was published in The Climate Institute’s book, Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change, and he writes a blog called “climaterabbi” at climaterabbi.wordpress.com.
Rabbi Stone is married to Elaine Stone, an attorney at Covington and Burling. They live in Bethesda, Maryland and have three children – Nomi, Lia and Zach.
Originally from Boston, Dianne comes to us from Minneapolis, MN, and she brings to Temple Emanuel an extensive background in all major aspects of synagogue and community management, ranging from executive leadership, to serving as president of her sisterhood, to so much more. She has also been a practicing lawyer, specializing in end of life issues and working with vulnerable adults. Her commitment to the Reform Jewish community and her synagogue in Minneapolis is underscored not just by her personal journey, but also by the journey of her two sons and their families.
Laura Naide joined Temple Emanuel as the Director of Congregational Education in July 2022. Laura’s educational philosophy focuses on developing Jewish identity through values, community, and learning. She is committed to creating an inclusive lifelong learning community that provides multiple avenues to experience the richness of Jewish life.
Previously, Laura worked at Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, Virginia (Director of Religious Education and Programming), and Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia (Assistant Director of Education). She has a Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law School, and a B.A. in Applied Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Laura also holds the professional certifications of RJE (Reform Jewish Educator) and CJE (Conservative Jewish Educator). She is an active member of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) and serves on the Limud (learning) Committee.
Prior to becoming a full-time Jewish educator, Laura worked as an attorney for the federal government and consulted with several nonprofit organizations. She loves listening to podcasts and audiobooks on her commute, traveling to new places, concerts, and yoga. Laura and her husband Eric are the proud parents of Madeline and Sophia.
Snir was born in Tel-Aviv and raised in Holon. Before becoming a shaliach (Israeli emissary), Snir volunteered in his neighborhood’s community center as a youth counselor, where he led and mentored youth groups of different ages. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a drill sergeant, later becoming a staff sergeant in BHD 11, the IDF’s training base and school of Human Resources. He worked with new recruits joining the IDF, teaching them the basics of serving in the army and much more. After his service, Snir worked at Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute, a summer camp in Oconomowoc, WI for two summers. He was a counselor in the chalutzim (Pioneers in the building of the State of Israel) program, a Hebrew immersive program for rising sophomores and juniors, and as Sgan (second in command) in Avodah, the camp’s Counselor in Training program. He also worked at Alexander Muss High School in Israel, a boarding school in Hod Hasharon and was a counselor of a group of seniors (class of 2022) from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Maryland during their semester in Israel, teaching them about Israel, Judaism, and their Jewish identities. Snir enjoys working out, hiking, cooking, and reading. He’s also very into film, television, and filmmaking. He wanted to become a shaliach to create meaningful and deep relationships with Jewish youth and young adults in the Greater Washington Jewish community and help them navigate growing up and shaping their Jewish identity and relationship to Israel.
Dana has proudly been a part of the Temple Emanuel community since 2013. Originally from South Florida, she spent her formative Jewish years at Temple Solel in Hollywood, FL. Dana holds a BA in psychology from UMBC and is currently completing coursework for her Master’s in Innovative Early Childhood Education from the University of Colorado, Denver. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education, she is a passionate advocate for the voices, competencies, and rights of young children in our communities. Outside of Temple Emanuel, Dana is an avid musical theatre fan and actively volunteers and performs with several community theatres in the DMV area.
Jamie comes to us from South Texas by way of San Diego, Japan and Pensacola, Florida. That’s right, Go Navy! She has a bachelor’s in English and an MBA from Texas A&M University. Her background is in public accounting and auditing. When she’s not at the Temple she’s chasing her 3 young kids around Kensington, shuffling them to and fro. Jamie enjoys fixing up her home in Parkwood and volunteering for her children’s many organizations. She is thrilled to be a part of the Temple Emanuel community.