Rabbi Steven Bayar, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, led three fascinating free talks in our Section’s Our Jewish World series at the Morris County Library in Whippany. Our Jewish World is coordinated by Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan. Rabbi Bayar’s talks focused on “Modern Issues in American Islam,” “Modern Issues in American Judaism,” and “How the Midterm Elections Will Affect American-Israel Relations.” Rabbi Bayar who was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, served in congregations in Maryland and New York state before coming to Congregation B’nai Israel in 1989. He is the author of “Teens & Trust: Building Bridges in Jewish Education,” with Francine Hirschman (Torah Aura), and “And You Shall Teach Them Diligently to Your Children: Transmitting Jewish Values from Generation to Generation,” with Naomi Eisenberger (Town House Press). He has served as a trainer for GamAni (Jewish MeToo movement) for “Creating Safe Spaces” and he is a chaplain for the Millburn Police Department.