Forging a New Congregation: The Uneasy Tension Between Freedom and Community

By Barry Schwartz

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 1995

The author describes the tasks and challenges he and others experienced while forming a new kind of Jewish community, specifically how they dealt with the challenge of creating an institution that incorporated what is good about both the Jewish and American identity. The author discusses how they formed their community's principles and practices while confronting the challenge of marrying the traditional constraint and regulation of Judaism to the unfettered freedom of American culture.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Jewish Identification, Community Development, Community Building, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Levine, Herb

Volume/Issue: Vol.60/No.2

Page Number(s): 48-56

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schwartz, Barry. Forging a New Congregation: The Uneasy Tension Between Freedom and Community. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 1995: 48-56.


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