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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Revitalizing Our Synagogues

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Shira Milgrom; Hayim Herring; Neal Borovitz

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.7, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Spirituality; Organizational Development; Congregations; Renewal and Renaissance

Type: Other

Abstract:

This issue of Contact focuses on how synagogues might change in order to become more relevant to the lives of modern congregants. Rabbi Shira Milgrom and Rabbi Hayim Herring discuss the use of "Synaplex" events in which synagogues offer simultaneous diverse options for experiencing Shabbat. Rabbi Terry Bookman and Dr. S. Tamar Kamionkowski write about the demands facing congregational rabbis, and discuss possibilities for improving models of rabbinic education. Rabbi Michael Paley discusses the musical revitalization work of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Also included are articles by Rabbi Neal Borovitz, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Dr. Isa Aron, Dr. Robert M. Weinberg, Rabbi Jan Caryl Kaufman, K'vod Wieder, and Bill Robinson.