Stein, Margot

American. Born on June 25, 1961. Rabbi. Singer. Composer. Graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1983, and from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1997. Rabbi Margot Stein sings and composes with the musical groups MIRAJ and Shabbat Unplugged. Her first solo album, “Create out of Nothing”, was produced in 1991. She wrote music and lyrics for an award- winning musical play, Guarding the Garden, with book by David Schechter. Seen by over 20,000 people, this musical toured North American synagogues for 4 seasons. Margot produced a recording of the music from Guarding the Garden in 1993. With MIRAJ, she has produced two albums of original Jewish music, “A Moon Note/Emunot” and “Counting Angels in the Wilderness.” With Shabbat Unplugged, she served as producer for the recording of a CD to accompany “A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah” (Reconstructionist Press, 2000). At RC, she helped establish KOLOT: the Center for Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies. She served as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation from 1999-2003 and has taught in the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School since 1999. She has three children, Aryeh, Sammy J and Raphael.