Rabbi Warren Stone has served as rabbi of Temple Emanuel in the Washington metropolitan area in Kensington, Maryland since 1988 when he arrived in the Washington area after serving congregations in California and Texas. He is known nationally for his work on religion and the environment: he is the founding and current chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis' Committee on the Environment; he was the sole Jewish UN delegate to the Kyoto conference in 1997; he has led delegations on environmental issues to the Congress and the White House and has co-chaired a Senate conference with Senator Lieberman calling for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rabbi Stone has served on many boards, including the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish
Life and the advisory board for the District of Columbia Green Faith Initiative. He has had articles published in the Washington Jewish Week, Reform Judaism Magazine and the Central Conference of American Rabbis Journal. Rabbi Stone holds a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, a M.A.H.L. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute, and a D.Min. in Religion and Psychotherapy from Andover Newton Theological School. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Hebrew University College-Jewish Institute of Religion in March 2003.
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