New senior rabbi followed unusual road to Temple Emanu-el

Originally published in The Crier By Carol Niemi On July 1, Temple Emanu-El welcomed its new senior rabbi, Spike Anderson. A leader with a track record of getting things done, his calendar was already filled with meetings with other community leaders, not just from the temple but from business and government as well. Anyone who expects Rabbi Anderson to be a typical man of the cl [...]

Entrepreneurial Rabbi Arrives at Emanu-El (Atlanta Jewish Times)

Originally published in Atlanta Jewish Times By Michael Jacobs / When Rabbi Spike Anderson arrived on the pulpit at the Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles in 2008, he wanted a noncontroversial topic for his first sermon. He chose the environment — and watched some of his new congregants walk out in anger. “After getting over the shock, I was really intereste [...]

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