The Rabbi-Congregation Relationship
A Vision for the 21st Century
A perspective on how rabbis and congregations should build a relationship
For rabbis and congregations who seek 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. An inspiring vision of what our congregations can achieve in this important realm.