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Seth Bernstein

Bet Aviv, Columbia, MD
Participates in 1 Session
Rabbi Seth L. Bernstein, D.Min. Biography (2/2019) Seth L. Bernstein is presently Rabbi of Bet Aviv, Columbia, Maryland. He served as Rabbi of Temple Sinai, Worcester, MA from 1986-2011 and was Assistant and Associate Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York, NY, from 1977-1986. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in the areas of chaplaincy and family systems theory. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with both the Association of Professional Chaplains and Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains. He served as the Jewish Chaplain at UMASS-Memorial Hospital and was the Pastoral Care Director of the Jewish Home Hospice in Worcester. He has been active in the Joint Mentoring Commission of the CCAR and HUC-JIR. For fifteen years he served as responder for the CCAR Hotline (later Rapid Response) in assisting Rabbis and their families who are in crisis. He taught in the rabbinic supervision program at HUC-JIR in New York from 2011-13 and continues to teach in the D.Min. Program at HUC-JIR. He was a member of the editorial teams of Mishkan Refuah—Where Healing Resides and Mishkan Avelut—Where Grief Resides recently published by the CCAR. Currently he is Chair of the CCAR Board of Appeals. Since 1998 when he began his disaster spiritual care training with American Red Cross’s SAIR team, he has remained active nationally in disaster spiritual care response. He was a responder to ARC’s efforts at both family assistance centers at Logan airport in September, 2001. He was a Lead administrative officer of Spiritual Care in New York City in December 2001 as part of ARC’s 9/11 response and recovery efforts and was a Chief of Spiritual Care for Superstorm Sandy in New York City in November, 2012. From 2013 to 2017 he was the Disaster Spiritual Care Advisor of the Mid-Atlantic Division of the American Red Cross. At the present time, he is the Disaster Spiritual Care Lead of the Greater Chesapeake Region of the American Red Cross. His most recent deployment with the American Red Cross was in October 2019 when he was one of three American Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care team members who first responded to the shootings in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is married to Marsha and they are the parents of Michael (and Daphna Straus) and Jana (and Jeremy Sharp) and the grandparents of Allie, Theo, Sam and Eve.

Sessions in which Seth Bernstein participates

Monday 1 April, 2019

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