Rabbi Warren Stone
Rabbi Warren Stone has served as rabbi of Temple Emanuel since 1988. 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.
Cantor Lindsay Kanter
We are delighted to announce that Lindsay Kanter has accepted the position of Cantor at Temple Emanuel following the retirement of Cantor Rosalie Boxt. Concluding a nationwide search, the installation of Cantor Lindsay was unanimously approved by the Search Committee and by the Board of Trustees. She is an outstanding individual who brings great enthusiasm, depth of musical and pastoral experience, as well as warmth and ruach to meet our sacred community’s needs.
Lindsay was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in May 2017. She served as the Cantorial Intern at Central Synagogue in New York, and has held positions as Cantorial Intern at Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island, NY and as Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Solel in Highland Park, IL. She also served as Chaplain Intern, providing pastoral care at Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Lindsay has tutored b’nai mitzvah students, directed youth and adult choirs, taught children and adults, and is an award winning composer, having recently won the Kol Emet commission prize from Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL. Lindsay has a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy, a Master of Sacred Music, and has supplemented her studies with Business Administration and Clinical Pastoral Education.
We welcome Cantor Lindsay, her husband David, and daughter Zoheret to our community.