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Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in New York in 1985 and served previous pulpits in Amherst, New York, Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He began his career in Israel, as rabbi of the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa. Besides serving Congregation Adas Emuno, Rabbi Barry Schwartz is the director of the Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia, the nation's oldest and best known Jewish publisher.

Rabbi Schwartz is a prolific writer, the author of four books, a prize winning short story, and articles that have appeared in the Journal of Reform Judaism, American Jewish History, and the Hebrew Union College Annual. Rabbi Schwartz recently authored Judaism's Great Debates (2012), which was published in both adult and youth editions. His textbook, Jewish Heroes, Jewish Values (1996) is still used in over 300 religious schools nationwide. Jewish Theology: A Comparative Study (1991) explores Jewish denominational thinking. Honi The Circlemaker – Eco-Fables From Ancient Israel (1993) is a series of folktales for children.

Rabbi Schwartz is an avid hiker, cyclist, and table tennis player. He is married to Deborah A. Schwartz, an occupational therapist specializing in hand rehabilitation. Their three adult children are Nadav, Talia, and Noam. 

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz 
Congregation Adas Emuno 
254 Broad Avenue 
Leonia, NJ 07605 


Selected Sermons
•  Rosh Hashanah Evening 5774
•  Rosh Hashanah Morning 5774
•  Kol Nidre 5774
•  Yom Kippur 5774


Tue, August 21 2018 10 Elul 5778