Perspectives on religion and state from an Israeli

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel will host a morning with Amit Stern, community shaliach at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, on Sunday, Dec. 2, with a breakfast at 9 a.m. and a presentation at 9:30 a.m.

Stern will talk about religious pluralism in Israel from a historical and political point of view, its effect on relations with the Jewish community in the United States, and his projections for the near future. He will also share his own story of being considered single in the eyes of Israel, even though he had a Halachic wedding.

Stern, 35, came to New Jersey from Jerusalem with his family to oversee the mishlachat, the delegation of rishonim and shlichim, and work throughout the community. He holds a bachelor of education degree and teaching certificate in history and bible studies from Kibbutzim College of Education and a bachelor of law degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His extensive experience in Jewish education includes serving as Israel national director of Noam, the Masorti youth movement, and various positions in the Israeli Scouts.

This event is open to the community and admission is free. This program is sponsored by Lifelong Learning and Israel Affairs committees of CBI, which is located at 160 Millburn Ave. in Millburn. For more information, visit