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Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in June, 1995. In July of 2002 he began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Am Shalom.

Prior to Am Shalom, Rabbi Lowenstein spent seven years as the Associate Rabbi, with a full range of rabbinic responsibilities, at Temple Sholom of Chicago, the largest Reform congregation in Illinois. Rabbi Lowenstein has a wealth of experience in rabbinic and pastoral service. He is a talented chaplain, preacher and youth worker with experience in Jewish camping, and has worked with senior members of the temple on issues regarding adulthood and aging. During rabbinical school, Rabbi Lowenstein was spiritual leader for congregations in Ohio, Michigan, and Oklahoma. He has also developed and taught high school and religious school courses in many areas of Jewish life.

He is the author of For the Love of Being Jewish, published in 2010, and For the Love of Israel, published in 2012. “Rabbi Steve” loves to travel and leads congregational missions regularly to Cuba and to Israel.

Rabbi Lowenstein is married to Julie Stark, currently President of The Stark Solution, a corporate training and development organization. The Stark-Lowensteins’ greatest accomplishments are their two sons, Benjamin and Noah.

Currently involved with:

  • Glencoe Clergy Association
  • North Shore Fellowship of Rabbis
  • Steering Committee, Chicago Public School Interfaith Partnership
  • Gilda’s Club Chicago
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • President’s Council-Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

E-mail Rabbi Lowenstein, or call him at 847.835.4800 ext. 255