Boundaries in Reconstructionist Synagogues

By Adina Newberg

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1994

The author describes Reconstructionist synagogues as complex organizations guided by a strong philosophy that encourages the blurring of boundaries. She uses social systems theory to discuss the process by which synagogues make ritual and liturgical decisions; the role of the Rabbi in this process; the role of halacha and Jewish tradition; and the process by which decisions are made when the Rabbi opposes the ritual committee.

Topic: Halakha, Ritual, Jewish Law, Conflict Resolution, Synagogues and Congregations, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.59/No.2

Page Number(s): 80-87

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Newberg, Adina. Boundaries in Reconstructionist Synagogues. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1994: 80-87. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4577


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