Rabbi Searches Are Tough, but Are They Illegal?
Barack D. Richman
As a member of my synagogue’s rabbi search committee, I was deeply troubled to learn of the rules imposed by the Rabbinical Assembly, the Conservative movement’s governing rabbinical body, on rabbinic searches. The RA requires synagogues to enroll exclusively in its search process, filters the selection of candidates the congregations may interview, and prohibits candidates and congregations from finding each other directly. Any Conservative rabbi who seeks a pulpit outside the RA’s centralized process, and any congregation that interviews candidates from other movements, will be penalized.
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Richman, Barack D. Rabbi Searches Are Tough, but Are They Illegal?. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 29 September 2010: