“Rabbis are inherently innovators.
To succeed in the 21st century Jewish community, rabbis and Jewish spiritual leaders need and deserve support and continued skill training on-the-job to attract and engage people who do not flock to existing institutions. Seminary training strives to fit courses on Jewish textual, legal, and ritual knowledge, pastoral care, public speaking, and synagogue management into four or five years of education, and often presumes rabbis will lead community institutions filled with “members.” Clergy often find themselves trained to be “jacks of all trades, masters of none.”
Atra ensures that rabbis are able to be the effective spiritual leaders that the Jewish People need, at every stage of their career.”
Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein
Executive Director, Atra