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Rabbi Steven Lindemann

Steven Lindemann was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he also attended Lafayette College, receiving a BA in philosophy, in 1970. He went on to receive a Masters in Contemporary Jewish Studies from Brandeis University, in 1974. While at Brandeis, he met Jane Roberts, who was a student in the same program, and they were married in 1973. In September of 1975, Steven entered Rabbinical School, studying at the University of Judaism for three years, before completing his ordination at Jewish Theological Seminary, in 1980.

Rabbi Lindemann has always been associated with the Conservative Movement. Following Hebrew School and becoming a Bar Mitzvah, he was active in USY, studied privately with his Rabbi, took courses at JTS for two summers, and spent 14 years on staff at Ramah Camps in the Poconos, New England and California, including three years as the camp bus driver. He also spent some time in the United States Navy and helping to establish a Moshav in the Jordan Valley, in Israel (Stories which are too long for this bio.)

After completing his studies at JTS, Rabbi Lindemann accepted a position at Rodef Sholom Temple, in Hampton, Virginia, and served that congregation for 12 years. He came to Temple Beth Sholom as Senior Rabbi, in 1992. In the 26 years he has served TBS, he has helped create the Confirmation Class Trip to Israel, the Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat Service, and various Adult Education Classes, including Tuesday Night Talmud, and the Tuesday Lunch and Learn.

Rabbi Lindemann has been active in the Rabbinical Assembly, serving terms on the Executive Council of the International RA and as President of the Greater Philadelphia Region. He is also a past president of the Tri-County Board of Rabbis. In addition, Rabbi Lindemann has served as Vice Chair of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America, a role in which he has helped plan Rabbinic Missions to Budapest, Kiev, and Israel. Currently, Rabbi Lindemann serves as a member of the Religious Leadership Advisory Board of Jewish Theological Seminary, overseeing the Rabbinical and Cantorial Schools. For 25 years, he has been an officer on the board of ARHAT, a community organization which provides and oversees affordable housing in Cherry Hill. In 2007, Rabbi Lindemann received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Seminary.

Rabbi Lindemann and Jane have four children by birth and two by marriage: Jeremy, married to Allison Singer; Ben, married to Eve Meriash; Judah and Memmie, who are still available. They are also the proud grandparents of Mason, Eli, Kyle and Miles. In his spare time, Rabbi Lindemann enjoys hiking in the mountains with Jane, and on many mornings, you can spot him walking his greyhound, Duke, on Cropwell Road. Don't honk...it scares the Rabbi.

Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781