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Rabbi Jack Stern

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Rabbi Jack Stern 1926-2011 LENOX Rabbi Jack Stern of Lenox, born July 27, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 14, 2011, in Pittsfield. Beloved husband of the late Priscilla R. Stern; brother of the late Melvin Stern; father of Jonathan (Jamie), David (Nancy) and Elsie (Steven); grandfather of Jacob, Nina, Lili, Benjamin, Rebecca, Sarah and Jedediah. He served Temple Beth El of Great Neck, N.Y.; Temple Emanuel of Westfield, N.J.; and from 1962-1991, served as senior rabbi of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y. A deeply beloved mentor, teacher, leader and friend, he was rabbi to countless individuals and organizations, and served proudly as President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Stern lived for many years in Stockbridge, and in Great Barrington. He dearly loved his many friends in the Berkshires, and he was dearly loved by them in return. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral will be held Sunday, April 17, at 12 p.m. at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York, where shiva will take place Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial gathering in the Berkshires will take place at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire on Sunday, April 24 at 6 p.m. Contributions may be made to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger; or Construct, Inc., which provides affordable housing in Southern Berkshire County.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 16, 2011
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