The Rabbi in the Congregation: Counselor, Mediator, Advocate, Leader

By Joy Levitt

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1999

This piece explores the role of the Rabbi within a congregation. The author asserts that the main role of a Rabbi goes beyond teaching to also include the role of a personal spiritual trainer. The author explores her own history and decision to become a rabbi and how it has developed in different roles as a mediator, advocate and leader of a congregation. The author concludes by affirming the importance of these various roles as being essential for the health of the rabbi and the congregation.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Spirituality, Rabbinic Counseling, Leadership, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Volume/Issue: Vol.64/no.1

Page Number(s): 34-38

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levitt, Joy. The Rabbi in the Congregation: Counselor, Mediator, Advocate, Leader. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1999: 34-38.


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