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Rabbinical Leadership

Preparing for a Rabbinic Sabbatical From the Perspective of the Congregational Leadership

This document is designed to help Reconstructionist communities prepare for a rabbinic sabbatical as a time of growth—for the rabbi and the community. It relates to the biblical agricultural sabbatical and includes an outline of questions to shape planning.

Type: How to

Training the 21st Century Rabbi

A dynamic conversation with Rabbi David Teutsch about the historic and current methods of identifying and training future Jewish leaders, with particular attention to the experiences and programs at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and models of becoming a Reconstructionist Rabbi. An episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit.

Type: Audio Interview

Women in Spiritual Leadership

Rabbis Linda Holtzman and Elyse Wechterman explore the issues and challenges that face Jewish women in leadership roles, particularly in congregational life, as well as the opportunities and contributions female rabbis have been part of in recent years. An episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit.

Type: Audio Interview

The Changing Role of the Rabbi

An exploration of the many facets of being and becoming a rabbi in contemporary society with Rabbi Richard Hirsh. What were the pre-modern roles and responsibilities of a rabbi? How have they changed into the 21st century? What is particular to being a Reconstructionist Rabbi and leadership in Reconstructionist communities? How has the movement-wide Role of the Rabbi Commission approached these issues? An episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit.

Type: Audio Interview