Values-Based Decision Making

By David A. Teutsch

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Spring 2001

The author argues that "Values-Based Decision Making" has become a Reconstructionist catch-phrase reflecting a desire to develop an orderly and valid process for individuals and groups to decide upon their policies, procedures and behavior. The author explains that the idea results from the fact that today congregations are voluntaristic communities that require the consent of their members. The author argues further that congregations' health and legitimacy requires that they validate their activities through the consent of their members and act no more coercively than needed to fulfill their agreed-upon purposes.

Topic: Reconstructionist Judaism, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Community Building, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.65/No.2

Page Number(s): 22-28

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Teutsch, David A. Values-Based Decision Making. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA),Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Spring 2001: 22-28. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4423


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