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Rabbi Simon's Articles

Now, all in one place, you can find all the articles which Executive Director Emeritus Rabbi Charles Simon, has written recently regarding responding to the challenges which men and our movement face.

The FJMC and the Development of Massorti France

Charles Simon - Fall 2016

Larry Ritter and family delivering a Torah to Beth Tikvah, Toulouse

Larry Ritter and family delivering a Torah to Beth Tikvah, Toulouse

 

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Engaging The Non-Jewish Spouse: Strategies for Clergy and Lay Leadership

This recent publication by Rabbi Charles Simon can be used by any synagogue seeking to adjust to demographic change as a blueprint for discussion and planning. It provides a step-by-step guide to inclusion taking into consideration the unique culture of each community.

The Story of David & Goliath

The victory of David over Goliath is one of the most memorable scenes in the Bible. Its reflections, like ripples in a pond, have been mirrored in art and literature and in the language and comparisons of Kings and in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Conservatives Walking Intermarriage Tightrope

This article was published in the Jewish Week. Click here to view it on The Jewish Week website.

Congregations & Intermarrieds: Implicit or Complicit

Click here to download a copy of "Congregations & Intermarrieds:  Implicit or Complicit"

Children from Intermarried Families: Religious Schools Confront the Problem

Click here to download a copy of "Children from Intermarried Families:  Religious Schools Confront the Problem"

The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism - Involving Jewish Men in Jewish Life

This article was published in the Huffington Post.  Click here to view it on the Huffington Post website.

The Diminishing Role of Jewish Men in Jewish Life: Addressing the Challenge

Click here to download a copy of "The Diminishing Role of Jewish Men in Jewish Life: Addressing the Challenge"

When Praying Doesn't Resonate - Construct a Spiritual Language

a shorter version of this article appeared in the CJ Magazine, Spring 2010

by Rabbi Charles Simon, Executive Director, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs

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