Ten Common Missteps Congregati...

Feb 3, 2016 by

Rabbis and lay leaders are rightfully anxious about the future viability of congregations due to a myriad of changes happening in...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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A Full Canteen and a Red Brick...

Jan 14, 2016 by

This weekend I will do what so many of us in the rabbinate will do: celebrate and remember the life and work of Reverend Martin...

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Shabbat Tzedek- Memorializing ...

Jan 14, 2016 by

As many of us ready ourselves to speak on Shabbat Tzedek in light of its proximity to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I find this week’s...

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Looking Forward to 2016 and #C...

Jan 5, 2016 by

As I turn the page in the calendar to 2016, I like to see what lies ahead for me in this secular New Year, and what it is I’m looking...

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One Resolution, Many Voices

Dec 30, 2015 by

The CCAR Board recently adopted a comprehensive resolution entitled, “CCAR Declaration of Love for the State of Israel and Its...

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An Open Letter to My Dead Moth...

Dec 30, 2015 by

Dear Bestemor (Grandmother), We are here in Norway over Christmas.  I am sure you would be surprised since we have not visited at...

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