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SPRING 2006 - NISAN 5766 xsrpv The Orchard Published by United Jewish Communities Rabbinic Cabinet
2 Spring 2006 The Orchard The mission of the UJC Rabbinic Cabinet is to unite rabbis of all ideologies in the work of kiyum ha’uma and tzedakah , acquaint and involve the North American rabbinate with the goals and activities of UJC, and bring the talents, resources, and perspectives of the rabbinate to UJC and the Federation movement. The cabinet serves as the rabbinic arm of UJC, the major agency of North American Jewry for tzedakah . It promotes the unity of the Jewish people in its efforts to support the needs of Jews everywhere by including rabbis from every movement in North American Jewish life. The Rabbinic Cabinet further seeks to inform colleagues about the most current developments in Jewish life, the needs of our people, and the techniques for effective utilization of rabbinic leadership within local communities. In addition, the Rabbinic Cabinet endeavors to apprise the lay leadership of the concerns of the rabbinate, infuse Jewish values and content into the work of local federations, and serve Israel and the Jewish peo- ple with rabbinical involvement and support. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 1. Raise the level of knowledge about UJC in the rabbinate and community. 2. Stimulate and support rabbinic participation in, and relationships with, UJC and local federations. 3. Assist with and participate in UJC’s UJA-Federation Annual Campaign by enlarging the scope and intensity of synagogue involvement. 4. Upgrade rabbinic giving and increase rabbinic solicita- tions. 5. Strengthen the Rabbinic, Congregational, Community, Agency and Federation Partnership. 6. Engage the next generation of rabbis. 7. Continuing rabbinic education 8. Develop programs and educational materials about Israel and the Jewish tradition. 8. Serve as teachers and spiritual resources to the leader- ship and constituencies of UJC, local federations and the Jewish community. STANDARDS FOR MEMBERSHIP Members of the Rabbinic Cabinet should: 1. Be involved in local federation and campaign activities, support federation work and engage synagogues in the community campaign. 2. Pledge at least $1000 to the Annual Campaign. 3. Participate in a UJC mission. 4. Attend the Annual Meeting of the Rabbinic Cabinet and/or regional conferences and special meetings. THE UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES RABBINIC CABINET
The Orchard Spring 2006 3 xsrpv Chair Rabbi Ronald L. Schwarzberg Vice Chairs Rabbi Steven E. Foster Rabbi Jonathan A. Schnitzer President Rabbi Bennett Miller, D. Min. Honorary Chair Rabbi Matthew Simon V.P. Jewish Renaissance & Renewal Dr. Eric Levine Editor Rafi Cohen* UJC Chair of the Board Robert Goldberg UJC Chair of the Executive Committee Morton B. Plant UJC President and CEO Howard M. Rieger The Orchard published by United Jewish Communities Rabbinic Cabinet 111 Eighth Avenue, Suite 11-E New York, NY 10011-5201 Email: [email protected] Spring 2006 - Nisan 5766 Published in cooperation with the Rabbinic cabinets of local Jewish federations Photo: Max Orenstein © 2005 .

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