Rabbi Sara Luria wasn’t sure why she was called to participate in a panel discussion on faith and social justice with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just 45 minutes before it was to start.
A prominent Brooklyn rabbi who left the clergy world last year has taken a leadership post at a major cultural and community center in New York.
Newly discovered accounting errors at Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim forced the synagogue to lay off 12 employees — just as Rabbi Andy Bachman announced he’s leaving.
Rabbi Andy Bachman announced that he will step down as senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.
How do you deal with Israel from the pulpit? Insist that people visit, roll up their sleeves and dig in. Otherwise, it’s all just talk. And God knows there’s plenty of that to go around.
Newsweek’s ‘Top Rabbis’ list spotlights well-known names. The Forward told stories of real-world leadership — and there was little overlap.
I learn a lot about leadership by overseeing the painstaking but ultimately rewarding process of compiling the Forward 50 each year, of trying to identify the American Jews who have had the greatest impact on our lives in a variety of fields, from politics to culture to sports. And I learn even more about leadership by analyzing how these 50 profiles are read.
Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim swapped sanctuaries with the Old First Reformed Church after ceiling mishaps. So when the temple scored a big grant, it gave the church $15,000.