White Plains, NY

Rabbi Lester Bronstein has served as the Rabbi at Bet Am Shalom in White Plains New York since 1989.

A native of Texas, Rabbi Bronstein has a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s in Education from Boston University, where he also became a diehard Red Sox fan. Before entering the rabbinate, he was Educational Director at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts, working with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Before joining Bet Am Shalom, Rabbi Bronstein was Assistant Rabbi of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Manhattan.

He is an officer of the White Plains Religious Leaders Association and the New York Board of Rabbis, and is a past president of the Westchester Board of Rabbis and current chair of the JFNA Rabbinic Cabinet.  The rabbi works with several interfaith and interracial coalitions in Westchester County to promote dialogue and civil justice.