Sixteen years' experience serving Conservative synagogues as a Senior Rabbi on both the West and East Coast. Expertise in rejuvenating synagogues with innovative programs, bridge-building, multi-cultural sensitivity and joy.
Built up a failing suburban Los Angeles congregation from 120 members to 180 members in less than five years, through innovative programs and excellent media coverage.
Reversed aging population trends of a borderline city-suburban Wilmington, Delaware congregation with an average age of mid 70's to mid 40's within five years, with a 30% increase in new members, recreating Sisterhood and Men's Club, as well as a Keruv outreach group to intermarried members.
Introduced rabbinic-led story telling, Kabbalat Shabbat and Havdalah programs to local JCC's Early Education Center, as well as articles and parent education program for working mothers. Presented as Jewish historical expert on National Geographic's "America's Lost Treasures," as well as local cable program (www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEyHHEelLfE).
Appointed by Delaware Governor to sit as Assistant Director of Delaware Council on Faith Based Partnerships. Served as President of Rabbinical Association of Delaware. Chosen by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) to bless the United States Senate. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSboRL1VhYw)
Led monthly healing services on guitar featuring music of Debbie Friedman, z"l. Innovated new worship services, including a Celebration of the Animals program featured in the LA Times, annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Shabbat service, and monthly Light Up Shabbat Friday Night Service, featuring local musicians, and user-friendly siddur, especially designed for this service.
Created first multi-cultural education program for supervisors which improved communication and stimulated employee advancement. Provided job counseling and training for City employees.
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