Leadership Transitions

Leadership Transitions

Alarm clock on dresser; woman awake in bed in the middle of the night

If you devote your volunteer time or your professional career to a synagogue, what keeps you up at night?

Michael H. Goldberg
schematic of man walking up stairs

Leadership development is critical for any congregation that expects to thrive now and in the future.

Lisa Lieberman Barzilai

When I became president-elect of Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton, California, we faced an unexpected rabbinic transition.

Skylar Cohen

Dr. Ronald Heifetz is the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

A couple years ago, our congregation set out to do something that had never before been done in its 40+-year history: We set out to find a new rabbi.

Joel Brown (with Rabbi Audrey Pollack)

At some point, every congregation faces a time of rabbinic transition – and the process is inevitably an emotional one.

Rabbi Janet Offel

Rabbi Stein: I joined our congregation, Temple B’rith Kodesh in Rochester, N.Y., in July 2014, following in the footsteps of my colleague Rabbi La

Rabbi Peter Stein and Lou Spiro

In this week’s Torah portion, Pinchas, God instructs Moses,

by Alan Zeichick

This is the time of year when many congregations prepare to welcome new rabbis and other senior staff members to the temple family.

Rabbi Janet Offel