Holding a Digital Shivah Minya...

Apr 30, 2020 by

For as long as I can remember, I have begun every shivah minyan by saying something like this: “The measure of a...

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Remarkable Moments in a 50-Yea...

Feb 25, 2020 by

Each year at CCAR Convention, we honor members of our organization who were ordained 50 years ago or more. In advance of CCAR...

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A Full and Diverse Rabbinate

Feb 24, 2020 by

I grew up in a small South Georgia town. “Shabbat” services were every other Sunday evening, as our congregation of 18 or so families...

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Humanitarian Mission to Cuba

May 2, 2016 by

“Cuba? Why are you going to Cuba on a humanitarian mission, rabbi?” Congregants and friends asked this question numerous times after...

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Five Minutes

Mar 14, 2016 by

“Rabbi, Do You Have Five Minutes?” I am asked this question all the time.  As I am walking out of the Oneg  Shabbat, as I am...

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Shabbat at Kehillat Halev

Feb 27, 2016 by

There is something magical about Shabbat in Israel. The frenetic pace of the six other days of the week comes to a crawl, it is as...

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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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