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The Great American Rabbi Shortage

There’s deep instability in the field of rabbinic education, as fewer rabbis are being trained. Andrew Rehfeld, President of HUC-JIR, discusses the matter with host Yehuda Kurtzer.

The main sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Zion, a nonaffiliated synagogue in Key West with about 100 members. Founded in 1887, it’s the oldest synagogue in South Florida. (Larry Luxner/via JTA)
Illustrative: The main sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Zion, a nonaffiliated synagogue in Key West with about 100 members. Founded in 1887, it’s the oldest synagogue in South Florida. (Larry Luxner/via JTA)

There’s deep instability in the field of rabbinic education. Fewer rabbis are being trained, and as a result Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) recently decided to shutter the rabbinic program at one of its four campuses. Andrew Rehfeld, President of HUC-JIR, talks with host Yehuda Kurtzer about the future of educating Jewish clergy, civil discourse, and the politicization of Jewish Liberalism.

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