Rabbi Sid Schwarz is a 1980 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinica College He is a senior fellow at Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and the director of the Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI), a two year fellowship for rabbis on visionary leadership and change management. He also directs the Rene Cassin Fellowship Program, an international human rights program for Jewish young adults with hubs in New York, London and Jerusalem. He received a Covenant Award for his pioneering work in the field of Jewish education. His most recent book is Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Community.
December 10th, 2019 | Season 3 | 29 mins 58 secs
Rabbi Sid Schwarz has devoted his career to the practice and study of building rich and engaging Jewish communities. In our conversation, we talk about the groundbreaking congregation he built, Adat Shalom, which continues to serve as a laboratory for innovation to this day. And we ask the question: as new platforms for Jewish life and community emerge in the 21st century, what values and practices make a community truly sustaining and meaningful?