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Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Resources for Rabbis

Reflections

When the Rabbi Feels Trauma in CCAR’s Journal of Reform Judaism (Fall 2019)
By Rabbi Paul Kipnes

So That’s What Rabbis Do: A Rabbinic Student Reflects on a Synagogue’s Fire Response
By (then Rabbinic Student, now) Rabbi Elana Nemitoff-Bresler

After the Fires: Celebrating Thanksgiving When Homes are Lost or Damaged
By Sally Weber MSW and Rabbi Paul Kipnes

 

How To’s

Rabbi’s Disaster To Do List: 10 Community-Restoring Actions from the SoCal Fires
By Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Rabbi Julia Weisz

Or Ami Outreach Calls Templates (Emergency and non-Emergency)
Template: Congregant Check-in Call Non-Emergency
Template: Congregant Check-in Call following natural disaster
Template: Evacuation Calls (Response Form)
Template: Non-Emergency Check-In Call (Response Form)

Responding to the Ventura Fires with Shabbat Dinner for 120
With Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller and Rabbi Paul Kipnes

 

Communicating with the Community

Dear URJ Camp Newman friend: When the Sadness is so Deep: After Fires Burned Down Camp Newman Buildings
By Paul Kipnes

Open Letter to Camp Newman Teens, Staff and Alumni from Rabbi Paul (long)

 

Sermons

Rabbi, Do You Have a Faith That Gets You Through?

God Damn You, God! Taking God to Task in a Messed Up World

Why the Good Die Young

 

Prayers

A Prayer for these Fire-Filled Days

A Kaddish after Gun Violence: For When Humanity Fails Itself

A Psalm for Cities on Fire

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