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St. Louis Jewish Light

Cantor Joshua Finkel named spiritual leader of Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community

July 27, 2017

Cantor Joshua Finkel has joined Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community as its new spiritual leader.  Finkel’s first official day was July 1. He succeeds Rabbi Lane Steinger, who retired in June 2016 and continues to participate in the congregation...

David Roberts speaks at the 2016 graduation ceremony of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). For 11 years, Roberts has served as board chair of the RRC. 

On the ‘cutting edge’ of Judaism

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer July 21, 2017

In the mid-80s, David Roberts and his wife, Sue Fischlowitz, walked into a Reconstructionist synagogue in Boston and saw the female rabbi holding a siddur with her left hand and her 2-year-old on her right hip.“We thought, ‘This may be a place worth...

Leiah  Moser 

Shir Hadash welcomes Leiah Moser as visiting student rabbi

August 11, 2016

Shir Hadash Reconstruc-tionist Community will welcome Leiah Moser as its visiting student rabbi for 2016-17 during a Shabbat service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Jewish Community Center’s Arts and Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive....

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