How Inviting Is Baltimore? Bal...

Jul 31, 2019 by

Forbes listed Baltimore as one of the “Coolest Cities to Visit.”  Nothing earth shattering has changed since that 2018...

read more

Writing Our Rabbinic Histories

Apr 3, 2019 by

As a rabbinical student, I spent a lot of time studying and working with Dr. Gary Zola, and so I am never that surprised to find...

read more

A Class Reunion Dinner at CCAR...

Apr 2, 2019 by

An Italian restaurant.  The pasta, pizza, atmosphere— all these things were lovely.  However, this particular dinner was not really...

read more

Prayer and Pancakes at CCAR Co...

Apr 2, 2019 by

A day that begins at a historic synagogue and concludes with lemon ricotta pancakes is an excellent one, if you ask me. In between...

read more

Finding the 2019 CCAR Board of...

Apr 1, 2019 by

In 1890, in his message to the first convention of the CCAR, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise shared the following: “Whatever advances the...

read more

Anticipating Cincinnati 2019

Feb 25, 2019 by

Several of my fellow Convention Committee members have offered reflections in this space about the upcoming convention. I join them...

read more

50 Years in the Rabbinate

Feb 13, 2019 by

About the time I was ordained, Arnold Jacob Wolf alav ha-shalom, wrote a paper entitled, The Ideal Synagogue. I have saved it over...

read more

The Road Taken

Feb 12, 2019 by

My classmates and I walked out of Isaac Mayer Wise Temple on Plum Street in Cincinnati 50 years ago with smiles on our faces and the...

read more