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Rabbi Reuven Stengel

Rabbi Reuven Stengel grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended high school at RJJ in Edison, NJ. He completed Rabbinical college and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Talmudic Law from Kol Rabbinic Institute in Jerusalem and received Rabbinic ordination from R’Zalman NEchemia Goldberg.

Rebbetzin Esti Setngel Grew up in Bayit VeGan, Jerusalem. After high school, she attended Yavneh seminary in Cleveland, OH. She is a Registered Nurse, having earned her degree through San Antonio College.

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Stengel are extremely excited about their positions here at Young Israel of Sunnyside.

The Stengel’s are happy parents of eight children –

Tziporah, Devorah, Bracha, BatSheva, Shira, Yitzchak, Rivka and Avigdor.


The Young Israel of Sunnyside is a traditional orthodox synagogue in a charming neighborhood of Western Queens, just east of Manhattan.

Located in a culturally diverse neighborhood, we embrace Jews of all backgrounds and their families, and welcome everyone to our programs and services.

If you or anyone you know needs a place or a meal for Shabbos, please call Rabbi Stengel at (914) 602-2952

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