Rabbi Rachel Steiner


Northern New Jersey Rabbinic (re)Design Fellowship

Rabbi Rachel Steiner is the Senior Rabbi at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, the oldest Jewish congregation in New Jersey. She began serving Barnert as the Assistant Rabbi in 2010 and became the Senior Rabbi in 2018. Rabbi Steiner is passionate about engaging the growing Reform Jewish community that calls Barnert “home” in Jewish learning, creative and musical worship, social opportunities, and inspiring Jewish living that is filled with impact, joy, purpose, and connection.  Rabbi Steiner is a leader in the local interfaith clergy group and works with other faith-based groups to build bridges between religious and cultural communities in Bergen County. 

 Rabbi Steiner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and attended Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in NYC where she was ordained in 2010.  A proud native of the Upper West Side of New York City, Rabbi Steiner and her family are grateful to have made their home in Bergen County, NJ.