Rabbinic Exemplars

Many Rabbis are working toward creating welcoming, powerful communities through a variety of avenues.   This section provides a series of Rabbis that have been working hard to put keruv on the agenda, and are happy to hear from Clergy in the field who are striving to do the same.

Rabbi Peter Berg, The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St, NE Atlanta, GA 30309, http://www.the-temple.org

Rabbi Berg has been involved in keruv for many years.    He was particularly helpful in creating an incredibly useful document that can be found in our Resources/Handouts Section.

Rabbi Stephen Einstein, Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, http://www.cbtfv.org

Since 1976, Rabbi Einstein has taught the community-wide Introduction to Judaism course. He is the co-editor of Introduction to Judaism: A Sourcebook (New York: URJ Press, 1999) which is used nationally for basic Judaism courses. He is co-author of Every Person’s Guide to Judaism (New York: URJ Press, 1989). A pioneer in outreach, he is now the co-chair of Reform Judaism's Commission on Outreach and Membership.

Rabbi Howard Jaffe, Temple Isaiah • 55 Lincoln Street • Lexington, MA 02421, http://www.templeisaiah.net

Rabbi Jaffe has a single mission: to continue to build a vibrant, dynamic Jewish community dedicated to the values and traditions of Judaism and the Jewish people.  He has been a member of the board and of the executive committee of ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America), is currently vice-chair of the Reform Movement's Commission on Outreach and Synagogue Community, and served as co-chair of the planning committee of the symposium celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Reform Jewish Outreach.

Rabbi Michael Dolgin, Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1, http://www.templesinai.net

Rabbi Dolgin has worked to create a caring community, where every congregant is empowered through Jewish education, regardless of their background.

Rabbi Stephen Hart, Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL, 60047, http://www.templechai.org

Rabbi Hart is very dedicated to Outreach. He developed North Shore Congregation Israel's nationally recognized Outreach program, helped create "Stepping Stones to a Jewish Me," and serves as a member of the National Commission on Reform Jewish Outreach of the CCAR and the URJ. Rabbi Hart also serves on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Assocation of Reform Rabbis.