Leading U.S. Reform rabbi stuns community by quitting
Andy Bachman leaving Brooklyn Jewish community work and turning to anti-poverty efforts.
BROOKLYN — His announcement stunned almost all who know Rabbi Andy Bachman. One of the best-known rabbis in America, the 51-year-old wrote on his personal blog this week that he is stepping down from his large Reform synagogue in the upscale Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope at the height of his career. He is turning outward, he wrote, to try to impact broader...
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