Upcoming Event

Rabba Yaffa Epstein at the Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jewish Community Foundation
12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202 , Scottsdale, AZ 85254 , United States

Because the Rabbi Said So: Exploring Power and Authority in the Rabbinate

While utilizing power is a necessary part of any leader’s role, the abuse of power – particularly in the rabbinic arena – seems to be commonplace. How do we harness our internal power, as well as the power that we amass, in a healthy and constructive way? Do there need to be checks in place for our leadership to succeed? The issue of power and authority in the rabbinate is as critically important today as it has been since the first rabbi was ordained. We will explore some of the rabbinic perspectives on this question, and examine how they can inform our thinking around power and authority.

Cost: $18

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