Rating Rabbinic Roles: A Survey of Conservative Congregational Rabbis and Lay Leaders

Publication Date: September 2003

Publisher: Rabbinical Assembly of America

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; Jeffrey S. Kress; Aryeh Davidson

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Religious Denominations; Surveys; Conservative Judaism; Leadership

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The increased diversity and individuality of the Jewish population is occurring concurrently with a change in the way leadership is conceptualized in all aspects of life. Considering those facts, this article examines the results of surveys focused on how the rabbis and the leaders think about Conservative rabbinic leadership, asking, in effect, where do they concur and where do they differ on their ideal models for good rabbinic leadership?

In Conservative Judaism vol.56, issue 1 (Fall 2003): pp. 72-90