The Rabbi-Congregation Relationship: A Vision for the 21st Century


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by Rabbi Richard Hirsh. Reconstructionist Press, 2001.

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For rabbis and congregations who want healthier, more productive relationships, or for communities undergoing a rabbinic search, this report is an invaluable guide. Ground-breaking perspectives include rethinking the role of the rabbi, lay leaders and other professionals in the synagogue community; a participatory approach to decision-making; support for transitions; and practical information such as how to negotiate a mutually beneficial contract, make the most of your liaison committee, and integrate the rabbi into the life of the congregation. This report is recommended for synagogue boards, rabbi liaison and/or evaluation committees, rabbinic search committees, and all who seek to understand or rethink the rabbi-congregation relationship.

This report is recommended for synagogue boards, rabbi liaison and/or evaluation committees, rabbinic search committees, and all who seek to understand the rabbi-congregational relationship. Topics include rethinking the role of the rabbi, lay leaders, and other professionals in the synagogue community; a participatory approach to decision-making; support for transitions; and practical information on how to negotiate a mutually beneficial contract, make the most of a liaison committee, and integrate the rabbi into the life of the congregation.

A position paper.
*** from former Notes field***
Additional copy in ICC Jewish Collection - disbanded 2/12.
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