Got advice for a new Rabbi?

Add your tribute to Amichai in the Ordination Celebration Tribute Book – with your own “advice for a new rabbi.” The complete book will be:

1. Presented as a hard copy keepsake to Amichai

2. Shown on slides during the Gala as part of the night’s festivities

3. Displayed on a dedicated page on our website.

Messages must be received by Monday, May 23rd to be included at the Gala. 


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Check out a sneak peak at some of the messages we’ve received so far:

“Amichai: Lab/Shul has created a wide open space within which we have all felt welcome and free to create. The more we create together the more we may feel full, finished, and complete. Keep the space wide open. And then open it even wider. As it fills with abundance it should become more empty and open. Yes, I know, you would have done that anyway and I am preaching to the choir ;-) Thank you for creating this space. I am forever grateful for it. Mazel Tov!

– Love, Natalie Cuchel

Mazel Tov Amichai! You are an inspirational leader and someone who is very special in our lives. Thank you for your tireless dedication and commitment to both building and bettering our community!

– Dan and Sarah Rueven

Don’t lose your irreverence or your insistence on relevance. You have always answered the “why now?” with refreshing urgency and economy. Keep at it. And mazel tov.

– Abigail Pogrebin

Dear Amichai, Congratulations on your ordination! Thank you for all you do for justice, and for your deep partnership with Bend the Arc. Our advice: keep helping the Lab/Shul community transform what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century!

– Stosh Cotler and all your friends at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

You bring so much heart and joy to the world – keep doing what you’re doing!

– Jen O’Neal & Three-Ring Binder Events


Amichai's JTS Senior Sermon
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