DECLARATION ON ETHICS IN JEWISH LEADERSHIP

Unethical behavior among Jewish leaders has reached crisis levels in the American Jewish community. It seems hardly a week passes without news of yet another scandal involving rabbis, Jewish organizational professionals, or other individuals in leadership positions. These disturbing developments make a mockery of Jewish values, shatter the trust that we have placed in our community's leaders, and alienate young people from Judaism.

Whether the offenses involve interpersonal relations, employer-employee relations, or Jewish governance of institutions and organizations, and whether the victims are Jews or non-Jews, the result is the same: individuals in positions of power exploiting their power to disadvantage and, in many cases, traumatize others.

As committed and engaged members of the Jewish community, we appeal to Jewish institutions of all denominations and factions to embrace the following core principles of ethical behavior, which are anchored in the time-honored values we cherish as Jews and Americans:

1. Concealing evidence of unethical behavior is itself unethical and antithetical to Jewish values. Moreover, it enables the perpetrators to perpetuate their shameful conduct, by allowing them to freely move to other communities and institutions where they may repeat their offenses.

2. Excusing the offenders' conduct or blaming the victims for coming forward is intolerable. The fact that a perpetrator is held in high esteem, whether rabbinic, academic, or communal, should not be a deterrent to exposing his or her misdeeds.

3. Whistle blowers should be encouraged. Those who have information about inappropriate behavior by Jewish leaders should be urged to come forward, without fear of retaliation or ostracism by the community.

4. Jewish institutions and organizations should treat their employees according to the same principles of fairness, respect, and non-discrimination that American law requires of all other employers.

5. Jewish institutions and organizations should be governed in accordance with the principle of complete financial and administrative transparency. Failure to file U.S. government-required disclosure documents impedes the Jewish public's access to information to which it is entitled.

6. Jewish institutions and organizations should adopt a system of checks and balances to ensure their leadership is responsible and accountable.

7. Jewish organizations should hold regular democratic elections for their senior leadership positions. Elections in which there is only one candidate, or in which voting is restricted to only a portion of the membership, raise questions as to whether the culture of that organization is sufficiently democratic and participatory. With regard to positions that are not subject to elections, the size of an individual's donations to the institution should not be the decisive factor in determining his or or her selection.

8. Jewish organizations should adopt term limits, to combat the phenomenon of entrenched and self-perpetuating leaders.

9. The leaders of Jewish institutions and organizations should not receive excessive financial remuneration. Salary levels should correspond to a minimal portion of the budgets of those institutions.

10. Jewish institutions must have zero tolerance for racial, ethnic, or gender discrimination. Those who practice such discrimination should be considered unsuitable for leadership positions.

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, CA

Rabbi Susan Abramson
Temple Shalom Emeth - Burlington, MA

Prof. Martha Ackelsberg
Smith College (emer.)

Rabbi Prof. Rachel Adler
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Prof. Edward Alexander
University of Washington (emer.)

Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel
Founder and Director, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Dean, Hebrew College Rabbinical School

Prof. Joyce Antler
Brandeis University

Maggie Anton
Author

Prof. Susan Aranoff
Kingsborough/City University of New York

Trisha Arlin
Liturgist & Teacher

Prof. Isa Aron
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Prof. Nehama Aschkenasy
University of Connecticut

Cantorial Leader Ilana Axel
Beth Tikvah Congregation - Hoffman Estates, IL

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel
Temple Israel - Omaha, NE

Rabbi Andy Bachman
Director, Jewish Content & Rituals, 92nd Street Y

Rabbi Ethan Bair
Temple Sinai - Reno, NV

Prof. Lawrence Baron
San Diego State University (emer.)

Rabbi Eliot J. Baskin, DMin
Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Rabbi Philip Bazeley
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple - New Brunswick, NJ

Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman
Congregation Brith Achim - Petersburg, VA

Rabbi Birdie Becker
Temple Emanuel - Pueblo, CO

Chaplain Ruth Belonsky MJS, BCC
Hawthorne, CA

Prof. Doron Benatar
Fordham University

Rabbi James M. Bennett
Congregation Shaare Emeth - St. Louis, MO

Prof. Michael Berenbaum
American Jewish University

Rabbi Peter Berg
The Temple - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz
Vassar Temple - Poughkeepsie, NY

Rabbi Marc E. Berkson
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun - Milwaukee, WI

Rabbi Donald R. Berlin
Temple Oheb Shalom - Baltimore, MD (emer.)

Rabbi Daniel Berman
Temple Reyim - Newton, MA

Rabbi Dr. Leila Gal Berner, PhD
Rabbi, Kol Ami: The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community
Dean of Students, ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Ordination Program

Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard
Adat Ari El - Valley Village, CA

Rabbi Edward C. Bernstein
Temple Torat Emet - Boynton Beach, FL

Rabbi Seth Bernstein
Bet Aviv - Columbia, MD

Rabbi Allison Berry
Temple Shalom - Newton, MA

Prof. David Biale
Director, Humanities Institute - University of California, Davis

Rabbi Janet Bieber
Jewish Community & Learning Center of the Foothills (CA)

Rabbi Jonathan Biatch
Temple Beth El - Madison, WI

Rabbi Adena Blum
Congregation Beth Chaim - Princeton Junction, NJ

Rabbi Lisa Bock
Westlake Village, CA

Rabbi Mark Borovitz
CEO / Senior Rabbi, Beit T'Shuvah - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Neal Borovitz
Temple Avodat Shalom - RIver Edge, NJ (emer.)

Rabbi Bradd Boxman
Congregation Kol Tikvah - Parkland, FL

Rabbi Erin Boxt
Temple Kol Emeth - Marietta, GA

Prof. Daniel Boyarin
University of California, Berkeley

Rabbi Rachael Bregman
Temple Beth Tefilloh - Brunswick, GA

Prof. Marc Z. Brettler
Duke University

Frank Brodsky
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC - Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, PhD
Hunter College

Rabbi Deborah Ruth Bronstein
Congregation Har Hashem - Boulder, CO

Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun - New York, NY

Rabbi Sharon Brous
IKAR - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Erica Brown
Educator and author

Rabbi Meredith Cahn
Petaluma, CA

Rabbi David Castiglione
Temple Adat Shalom - Poway, CA

Rabbi Ken Chasen
Leo Baeck Temple - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Dr. Geoffrey Claussen
Elon University

Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen
American Jewish University

Rabbi Malcolm Cohen
Temple Sinai - Las Vegas, NV

Marc S. Cohen, Esq.
National Secretary, Religious Zionists of America
Board Member, Young Israel of West Hempstead

Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, DMin
Temple Jeremiah - Northfield, IL

Rabbi Sandra Cohen
Community Rabbi - Denver, CO

Prof. Steven M. Cohen
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi Hillel Cohn
Sun City Jewish Congregation - Palm Desert, CA Congregation Emanu-El - San Bernardino/Redlands, CA (emer.)

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan K. Crane
Emory University

Chaplain Rabbi Meryl Crean, BCC
Wesley Enhanced Living - Media, PA

Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Congregation Netivot Shalom - Berkeley, CA

Rabbi Dr. Jana L. De Benedetti
B'nai Zion Congregation - Shreveport, LA

Steven P. Dlott, Esq.
Cleveland, OH

Rabbi Barry Dolinger
Congregation Beth Sholom - Providence, RI

Prof. Robin Dubin
Case Western Reserve University

Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe
Moses Montefiore Congregation - Bloomington, IL

Rabbi/Cantor Marsha Dubrow, PhD
Congregation B'nai Jacob - Jersey City, NJ

Prof. Deborah Dwork
Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Clark University

Rabbi Prof. Joseph A. Edelheit
St. Cloud State University

Rabbi Dr. Stephen J. Einstein
Congregation B'nai Tzedek - Fountain Valley, CA (emer.)

Rabbi Diane Elliot
Wholly Present - El Sobrante, CA

Rabbi Anthony Elman
Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Todd M. Endelman
University of Michigan (emer.)

Rabbi Prof. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Prof. Marcia Falk
Graduate Theological Union

Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas
Valley Beth Shalom - Encino, CA

Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein
University Synagogue - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Arnold Feldman
Congregation Shaare Shamayim - Philadelphia, PA (emer.)

Rabbi Jen Feldman
Kehilla Synagogue - Chapel Hill, NC

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD
Congregation Nevei Kodesh - Boulder, CO

Rabbi Jonathan Fisch
Temple Judea - Coral Gables, FL

Prof. Leslie Fishbein
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ

Prof. Sylvia Barack Fishman
Brandeis University

Prof. Talya Fishman
Director, Jewish Studies Program
University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert
Director, Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Stanford University

Rabbi Robin Hoffman Foonberg
Congregation B'nai Israel - Tustin, CA
Friends Exploring Judaism - Irvine, CA

Rabbi Jeff Foust
Spiritual Life, Bentley University - Waltham, MA

Prof. Steven D. Fraade
Yale University

Tamar Frankiel, PhD
Academy for Jewish Religion California

Rabbi Allen I. Freehling
University Synagogue - Los Angeles, CA (emer.)

Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl
Beth Tzedec Congregation - Toronto, ON

Rabbi Ilana C. Garber
Beth El Temple - West Hartford, CT

Prof. Zev Garber
Emeritus Chair, Jewish Studies - Los Angeles Valley College
Editor, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

Rabbi Eli Garfinkel
Temple Beth El - Somerset, NJ

Prof. Joel Gereboff
Arizona State University

Rabbi Dr. Gary Gerson
Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion - Oak Park, IL (emer.)

Rabbi Jordie Gerson
Congregation Beth Israel - San Diego, CA

Rabbi Sara Gilbert
Beth Israel Congregation - Greeley, CO

Prof. Abigail Gillman
Boston University

Jeremy Gimbel
Student Rabbi & Music Director, Cong.Kol Ami - West Holllywood, CA

Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, PhD
Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Gary Glickstein
Temple Beth Sholom - Miami Beach, FL

Dmitri Daniel Glinski, PhD
President & CEO, Russian-Speaking Community Council
of Manhattan and the Bronx

Rabbi Arnold S. Gluck
Temple Beth-El - Hillsborough, NJ

Rabbi Bob Gluck
University at Albany

Rabbi Shefa Gold
CDEEP - Jemez Springs, NM

Rabbi Dan Goldblatt
Beth Chaim Congregation - Danville, CA

Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek - Chester, CT

Myrna Goldenberg, PhD
Fellow, Stephen Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust - Bethesda, MD

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
Congregation Ahavath Torah - Englewood, NJ

Rabbi Andrea Goldstein
Congregation Shaare Emeth - St. Louis, MO

Rabbi Ben Goldstein
Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim - Cranford, NJ

Rabbi Maralee Gordon
Woodstock, IL

Rabbi Prof. Mark Goodman
Valley Beth Israel - Sun Valley, CA
Los Angeles Valley College

Rabbi Marvin Goodman
Executive Director, Northern California Board of Rabbis

Rabbi Emma Gottlieb
Toronto, Ontario

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
Shomeret Shalom Rabbinic School & Learning Center

Rabbi Dr. Mel Gottlieb
President Emeritus, Academy for Jewish Religion, CA

Rabbi Roberto D. Graetz
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Prof. Henry Green
University of Miami

Prof. Cheryl Greenberg
Trinity College

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg
President Emeritus, CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Hazzan Meredith Greenberg
Temple Ner Tamid - Bloomfield, NJ

Rabbi Rachel G. Greengrass
Jewish Life Coordinator, Temple Beth Am - Pinecrest, FL

Prof. Frederick E. Greenspahn
Florida Atlantic University

Rabbi David Greenstein
Congregation Shomrei Emunah - Montclair, NJ

Rabbi Nicki Greninger
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Rabbi Tamar Grimm
Tri-City Jewish Center - Rock Island, IL

Rabbi Daniel Gropper
Community Synagogue of Rye, NY

Aaron Saul Gross, PhD
University of San Diego - San Diego, CA

Rabbi Victor Gross, PhD
Congregation Pardes Levavot - Boulder, CO

Rabbi Joshua Z. Gruenberg
Congregation Beth El Yardley - Yardley, PA

Rabbi David Gutterman
Founding Scholar, ICAR Institute - Cherry Hill, NJ

Rabbi Debra Hachen
Prof. Rachel Havrelock
University of Illinois at Chicago

Rabbi Peter J. Haas, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Rabbi Robert Haas
Congregation Mickve Israel - Savannah, GA

Rabbi Judith HaLevy
Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Temple Beth El - Stamford, CT

Prof. Kenneth Hanson
Interim Director, Judaic Studies Program
University of Central Florida

Rabbi Shai Held
Co-Founder and Dean, Mechon Hadar

Rabbi Corey Helfand
Peninsula Sinai Congregation - Foster City, CA

Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein
University of Pennsylvania

Rabbi Floyd L. Herman
Har Sinai Congregation - Baltimore, MD (emer.)

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue, Washington DC

Prof. Susannah Heschel
Dartmouth College

Prof. Brian J. Horowitz
Tulane University

Prof. Aaron W. Hughes
Director, Center for Jewish Studies - University of Rochester

Rabbi Fred Hyman
New Haven, CT

Rabbi David A. Ingber
Founder and Spiritual Director, Romemu

Rabbi Debbie Israel
Congregation Emeth - Morgan Hill, CA

Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde
Rabbi & Co-Founder, ZMANIM - Sebastopol, CA

Rabbi Burt Jacobson
Kehilla Community Synagogue - Piedmont, CA

Prof. Judith S. Jacobson
Columbia University

Rabbi Paul Jacobson
Temple Avodat Shalom - River Edge, NJ

Rabbi David Jaffe
Educator and author

William Josephson
Assistant Attorney General-in-Charge
Charities Bureau, NY State Law Department

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz
Albuquerque, NM

Prof. Marion Kaplan
New York University

Rabbi Michael Kaplowitz
Riverdale, NY

Prof. Harold Kasimow
Grinnell College (emer.)

Susan J. Katz, MA
Chaplaincy / Sacred Music

Rabbi Dr. Jan Katzew
Director of Service Learning
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

Rabbi Hillel Katzir
Temple Or Hadash - Fort Collins, CO

Prof. Yitzchak Kerem
Foundation for Jewish Diversity - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner
President, New York Board of Rabbis
Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El - Closter, NJ

Prof. Jonathan Klawans
Boston University

Rabbi Frederick L. Klein
Director, Mishkan Miami
Executive Vice President, Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami

Rabbi Stephen A. Klein
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and EmanuEl - Scarsdale, NY (emer.)

Rabbi Marc Kline, J.D.
Monmouth Reform Temple - Tinton Falls, NJ

Rabbi Peter Knobel
Beth Emet the Free Synagogue - Evanston, IL (emer.)
President Emeritus, Central Conference of American Rabbis

Prof. Michael S. Kogan
Montclair State University (emer.)

Rabbi Douglas Kohn
Reform Temple of Rockland - Nyack, NY

Cantor Leigh Korn
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Rabbi Chava Koster
B'nai Israel: the Village Temple - New York, NY

Prof. Rachel Kranson
University of Pittsburgh

Rabbi Simcha Krauss
Past President, Religious Zionists of America

Julie Krigel
Chair, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

Joseph Kulakofsky
President, Board of Directors, Congregation Sinai - San Jose, CA

Fran Kritz
Silver Spring, MD

Rabbi Irwin Kula
President, CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Rabbi Hannah Laner
Nederland, Colorado

Rabbi Martin Lawson
Temple Emanu-El - San Diego, CA (emer.)

Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein
Congregation Shir Shalom - Williamsville, NY

Prof. Laurel Leff
Northeastern University

Prof. Alan Lelchuk
Dartmouth College

Rabbi Michele Lenke
Temple Beth Shalom - Needham, MA

Rabbi Brad Levenberg
Temple Sinai - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Lisa Levenberg
Congregation Shir Hadash - Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Leonard Levin
Academy for Jewish Religion - Yonkers, NY

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine
Vanderbilt University

Prof. Hillel Levine
Boston University
President, International Center for Conciliation

Prof. Lital Levy
Princeton University

Rabbi Robert Levy
Temple Beth Emeth - Ann Arbor, MI

Rabbi Stan Levy
Congregation B'nai Horin - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Yamin Levy
Beth Hadassah Synagogue - Great Neck, NY
Chairman, Maimonides Heritage Center

Prof. Jay Liebowitz
Duquesne University

Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer
Chicago Sinai Congregation - Chicago, IL

Rabbi John A. Linder
Temple Solel - Paradise Valley, AZ

Rabbi Dov Linzer
Rosh HaYeshiva, YCT Rabbinical School
Riverdale, NY

Rabbi David A. Lipper, DD
Temple B'nai Torah - Bellevue, WA

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
Kolot Chayeinu - Brooklyn, NY

Prof. Deborah Lipstadt
Emory University

Rachel Lithgow
Executive Director, American Jewish Historical Society

Prof. Marcia Sachs Littell
Stockton University (emer.)

Rabbi Alan Litwak
Temple Sinai - North Miami Beach, FL

Rabbi Shafir Lobb
Congregation Eitz Chayim - Port Saint Lucie, FL

Lisabeth Lobenthal
Executive Director, University Synagogue - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Asher Lopatin
President, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Rabbi Alan H. Lovins, PhD
New Haven, CT

Prof. Peter Machinist
Harvard University

Rabbi Janet Madden, PhD
Temple Havurat Emet - Chandler, AZ

Rabbi Dr. Shaul Magid
Indiana University - Bloomington
Fire Island Synagogue, NY

Prof. Shulamit S. Magnus
Oberlin College

Prof. Charles H. Manekin
Director, Meyerhoff Program & Center for Jewish Studies
University of Maryland

Prof. Vivian Mann
Director, Master's Program in Jewish Art & Visual Culture
Graduate School, Jewish Theological Seminary

Rabbi Craig Marantz
Congregation Kol Haverim - Glastonbury, CT

Rabbi Paula Marcus
Temple Beth El - Aptos, CA

Rabbi Bonnie Margulis
President, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Rabbi Randall Mark
Shomrei Torah / Wayne Conservative Congregation - Wayne, NJ

Joanne Marquisee
Executive Director, Congregation Shir Shalom - Williamsville, NY

Rabbi Simon J. Maslin
Congregation Keneseth Israel - Elkins Park, PA (emer.)

Rabbi José Rolando Matalon
B'nai Jeshurun - New York, NY

Keren R. McGinity, PhD
Founding Director, Love & Tradition Institute

Dr. Rafael Medoff
Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Lydia Medwin
The Temple - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Janice Mehring
Congregation Ohr Tzafon - Atascadero, CA

Rabbi Aryeh Meir
Academy for Jewish Religion - Yonkers, NY

Prof. Natan Meir
Portland State University

Rabbi Andrea Merow
Beth Sholom Congregation - Elkins Park, PA

Prof. Michael A. Meyer
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

Prof. Carol Meyers
Duke University

Prof. Eric Meyers
Duke University

Rabbi Goldie Milgram
Founder and director, Reclaiming Judaism

Prof. Rochelle L. Millen
Wittenberg University (emer.)

Rabbi Bennett F. Miller
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple - New Brunswick, NJ

Rabbi Jordan Millstein
Temple Sinai of Bergen County - Tenafly, NJ

Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Congregation P'nai Tikvah - Las Vegas, NV

Cantor Rebekah Mirsky
Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Prof. Yehudah Mirsky
Brandeis University

Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh
Temple Israel of Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Shimon (Stephen) Moch
Seattle, WA / Kolot Mayim Reform Temple - Victoria, BC

Prof. Deborah Dash Moore
University of Michigan

Prof. Regina Morantz-Sanchez
University of Michigan

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom - Mahwah, NJ

Rabbi Len Muroff
Hospice Chaplain, Vitas Healthcare - Los Angeles, CA

Prof. David N. Myers
University of California - Los Angeles

Rabbi Robin Nafshi
Temple Beth Jacob - Concord, NH

Cantor Shira Nafshi
Temple Beth Jacob - Concord, NH

Prof. Louis Newman
Carleton College - Northfield, MN

Rabbi Joel Nickerson
Temple Isaiah - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi David Novak
President, Union For Traditional Judaism

Rabbi David H. Novak
Israel Congregation - Manchester, VT

Rabbi Vanessa L. Ochs, PhD
University of Virginia

Rabbi Laura Owens
Congregation B'nai Horin - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Brett C. Oxman, Ch, Col USAF (ret)
Headmaster, Bornblum Jewish Community School - Memphis, TN

Dr. Moses Pava
Einbender Professor of Business Ethics, Yeshiva University

Rabbi Nina Perlmutter
Temple Heichal Baoranim - Flagstaff, AZ (emer.)

Sydney A. Perry, CEO
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Rabbi Richard Plavin
Beth Sholom B'nai Israel - Manchester, CT

Rabbi Robin Podolsky
Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Daniel Polish
Congregation Shir Chadash - LaGrange, NY

Edith Pollack
Executive Director, Five Towns Jewish Council (NY)

Rabbi Amber Powers
Vice President for Student Development
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Prof. Kenneth Prager, MD
Director of Medical Ethics
Columbia University Medical Center

Prof. Riv-Ellen Prell
University of Minnesota

Edward Queen, PhD, JD
Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership Program
Center for Ethics, Emory University

Rabbi Larry Raphael
Congregation Sherith Israel - San Francisco, CA

Prof. Elliot A. Ratzman
Temple University

Rabbi Steven H. Rau, RJE
The Temple - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Esther Reed
Senior Associate Director for Jewish Campus Life - Rutgers University

Prof. Walter Reich
George Washington University

Prof. Kenneth Reinhard
University of California - Los Angeles

Beth Reisboard
Executive Director, Gerda & Kurt Klein Foundation

Rabbi Michael M. Remson
Kenosha, WI

Rabbi Yael Ridberg
Congregation Dor Hadash - San Diego, CA

Dr. Leonard Rogoff
Historian, Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina

Rabbi Scott B. Roland
Temple Hatikvah - Flanders, NJ

Elliot Rosen
Narberth, PA

Prof. Thane Rosenbaum
New York University

Rabbi Jason Rosenberg
Congregation Beth Am - Tampa, FL

Prof. Jonathan Rosenberg
University of Maryland

Rabbi Scott Rosenberg
Har Zion Temple - Penn Valley, PA

Ivan Ross
Scarsdale, NY

Rabbi Francine Roston
Glacier Jewish Community / B'nai Shalom - Whitefish, MT

Rabbi Ronald S. Roth
Fair Lawn Jewish Center / Congregation B'nai Israel - Fair Lawn, NJ

Dr. Jay Rothschild
New York, NY

Rabbi Gila Colman Ruskin
Temple Adas Shalom - Havre de Grace, MD

Rabbi Arnold Saltzman
Washington, DC

Rabbi Scott B. Saulson, PhD
Temple Emanu-El - Waterford, CT (interim)

Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun
Congregation Torat El - Oakhurst, NJ

Rabbi Dale Schreiber
Renewal in Action - St. Louis, MO

Susan Schulman
Spiritual Director, Kehilla Community Synagogue - Piedmont, CA

Rabbi Joel R. Schwartzman
Congregation B'nai Chaim - Morrison, CO (emer.)

Rabbi Sid Schwarz
Senior Felow, CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Rabbi Larry Sebert
Town & Village Synagogue - New York, NY

Rabbi David Segal
Aspen Jewish Congregation - Aspen, CO

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
Director Emeritus, Hillel at UCLA

Prof. Naomi Seidman
Graduate Theological Union

Ralph Seliger
Former editor, Israel Horizons

Rabbi Drorah Setel
Temple Emanu-El - Rochester, NY

Rabbi Judy Shanks
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Annette Shapiro
Board member & past chair, Beit T'Shuvah

Rabbi Dean Shapiro
Temple Emanuel - Tempe, AZ

Rabbi Rick Shapiro
Overland, KS

Rabbi Benjamin Sharff
Har Sinai Congregation - Owings Mills, MD

Cantor Wendy Shermet
Temple Israel - Omaha, NE

Dr. Amy Hill Shevitz
Arizona State University

Rabbi David Shneyer
Am Kolel Renewal Community & Kehila Chadasha - Rockville, MD

Rabbi Mark Shook
Congregation Temple Israel - St. Louis, MO (emer.)

Prof. Jeffrey Shoulson
University of Connecticut

Prof. Maeera Shreiber
University of Utah

Rabbi Jodie Siff
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore - Plandome, NY

Paul Silberberg
President, CMS Companies
Adjunct Professor, Fox School of Business

Rabbi/Cantor Meeka Simerly
San Jose, CA

Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu
Director, Rabbis Without Borders - CLAL: the National
Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Rabbi Joel E. Soffin
Founding President, Jewish Helping Hands

Rabbi Felicia Sol
B'nai Jeshurun - New York, NY

Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Dr. Rifat Sonsino
Temple Beth Shalom - Needham, MA (emer.)
Framingham State University

Rabbi Karen Soria
Temple Shalom - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Prof. Gerald Sorin
State University of New York at New Paltz

Rabbi David Spinrad
The Temple - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun - New York, NY

Prof. Josef Stern
University of Chicago

Rabbi Seth Sternstein
Yorktown Jewish Center - Yorktown Heights, NY
President, Westchester County Board of Rabbis

Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman
Congregation Shaare Emeth - St. Louis, MO (emer.)

Rabbi Ira F. Stone
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel - Philadelphia, PA (emer.)

Rabbi Susan B. Stone
The Cleveland Clinic

Rabbi Joshua Strom
Congregation B'nai Yisrael - Armonk, NY

Rabbi William M. Strongin
Kehillat Ahavat Achim - New Paltz, NY

Rabbi Gerald Sussman
Executive Director, Union For Traditional Judaism

Rabbi Robert Tabak
Melrose Park, PA
Vice Chair, Rabbis and Cantors Retirement Plan

Rabbi Taron Tachman
Beth Tikvah Congregation - Hoffman Estates, IL

Rabbi Jay TelRav
Temple Sinai - Stamford, CT

Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen
Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel - New Haven, CT

Rabbi Ethan Tucker
Rosh Yeshiva, Mechon Hadar

Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Temple Israel Center - White Plains, NY

Prof. Abraham L. Udovitch
Princeton University (emer.)

Rabbi Dr. Jeremiah Unterman
Former Director, Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools
and Yeshiva High Schools, Yeshiva University

Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg
Temple Emanu-El - Edison, NJ

Rabbi Arthur Waskow, PhD
Founder and Director, The Shalom Center

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, PhD
President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

Prof. Dov Waxman
Northeastern University

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt
Congregation B'nai Tzedek - Potomac, MD

Rabbi Arthur Weiner
Jewish Community Center of Paramus (NJ) / Congregation Beth Tikvah

Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD, BCC
Hollywood, FL

Prof. Alan Jay Weisbard
University of Wisconsin (emer.)

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg
Director, School of Rabbinical Studies
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Dr. Ann Weiss
Eye from the Ashes Foundation

Rabbi Avi Weiss
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - Bronx, NY

Rabbi Sarah Weissman
Congregation Beth Am - Los Altos Hills, CA

Dr. Steven Weitzman
Director, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies University of Pennsylvania

Rabbi Levi Welton
The Hampton Synagogue - Westhampton Beach, NY

Prof. Beth S. Wenger
University of Pennsylvania

Rabbi Josh Whinston
Temple Beth David - Cheshire, CT

Rabbi K'vod Wieder
Temple Beth El of South Orange County - Aliso Viejo, CA

Tom Wiener
President, Men of Reform Judaism

Barbara Wind
Director, Holocaust Council of Greater Metrowest (NJ)
Founder, Global Association of Genocide Educators

Prof. Eliot R. Wolfson
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rabbi Robert L. Wolkoff
Congregation B'nai Tikvah - North Brunswick, NJ

Prof. Paul Root Wolpe
Director, Center for Ethics - Emory University

Cantor Julie Yugend-Green
Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion

Rabbi Alan J. Yuter, PhD
Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation

Prof. Peter Zaas
Director, Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies, Siena College

Hon. Dr. Dov S. Zakheim
Former Under Secretary of Defense

Rabbi Michael Zedek
Emanuel Congregation - Chicago, IL

Prof. Froma I. Zeitlin
Princeton University (emer.)

Prof. Steven J. Zipperstein
Stanford University

Rabbi Len Zukrow
Temple Beth-El - Munster, IN

(Institutions listed for identification purposes only.)