Welcome to Raviva!

I am a Reconstructionist rabbi ordained in 1987. I am fortunate to serve a wonderful Reconstructionist community – Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit, New Jersey, since 1997.

As a leader in the Reconstructionist movement, I have been very active in interreligious education, dialogue and peace work, with a focus on Mideast peace. I travel regularly to Israel, connecting with progressive Israelis involved with Jewish/Hebrew culture and texts, and promote new models for American Jews to engage with Israel.

I believe that Jewish wisdom has much to offer us in understanding our complicated world, and I hope to bring my interests and perspectives to my blog. I hope to stimulate discussion and I welcome your voices in conversation.