Rabbi Benjamin D. Sternman
Our Rabbi, Benjamin D. Sternman is the spiritual leader of Adat Chaverim.
Rabbi Sternman received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell, followed by his MBA.
He entered the world of corporate finance and soon found that while he loved solving the mathematical puzzles required for his work, he didn’t feel it was completely fulfilling.
Rabbi Sternman had always been active in the Jewish community. In his junior and senior years at Cornell, he led Reform Shabbat services, and during his finance years he served on the board of his temple in various positions. He finally decided to trade the world of high finance for the life of a Reform rabbi – and he has never looked back.
After being ordained at Hebrew Union College in New York in 2003, he served as associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Austin from 2003-2008 and at The Community Synagogue, Port Washington, N.Y. from 2008-2011.
Rabbi Sternman joined Adat Chaverim in 2012 and is thrilled to have found his own spiritual home within the congregation. In addition to serving as the rabbi at Adat Chaverim, Rabbi Sternman has served on the Clergy Advisory Board of the Child Advocacy Center of Collin County, is a founding member of the Frisco Interfaith Alliance, and is a Trustee of The Reform Pension Board.