Blog. Central Conference of American Rabbis.


Ravblog is the blog of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and features contributions from leadership and staff members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis as well as articles posted by guests.


new posts daily; articles; annotation; comment section

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders, especially Jewis



Practical Applications

  • Challenge a clear cut differentiation between blessing and curse in your congregation.
  • Learn about the Jewish world beyond synagogue life.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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