In the News

Schwarz discusses new identities among Jewish millennials (PDF)
July 15 & 16, 2017 – The Chautauquan Daily

“Jews have developed a very finely tuned antenna to other people, other communities, other faiths, other races, who are facing similar circumstances in our own date and time.”

Spotlight on Rabbi Sid Schwarz
February 23, 2014 –

“The three most important principles that have served me well in these endeavors are: 1) Make sure you have an idea that meets a need in the marketplace and then as you develop the institutional framework, continue to evaluate and critique what you have created so that you can refine and improve your program. 2) Find the best people to work with you both as professionals and as a lay board. You cannot achieve excellence unless you build a team of outstanding people…”

Megatrends’ Rabbi Embraces Challenges of Jewish Community’s Future by David Baugher
September 18, 2013 – St. Louis’ Jewish Light

…..Karen Sher, senior program associate with the Millstone Institute, said she’s been impressed by Schwarz, who in 2007 was named one of the 50 most influential rabbis in North America by Newsweek.

“I read his book and found it to be extremely relevant to where we are today as a 21st Century Jewish community,” she said. “He has insights not just in one particular area of the community but several – synagogue life, arts and culture, social justice. I think anyone who attends will find it relevant.”

The Tribe is Dead: Long Live the Tribe, by Sue Fishkoff
March 28, 2013-

“It’s Passover week, the time when Jews retell our foundational story about how we, a tribe of Israelites, moved from slavery in Egypt to freedom in our own land. It’s a very particular story; it defines who we are. We’re MOTs, members of the tribe.

Now along comes Rabbi Sidney Schwarz to tell us that the next generation of American Jews will be post-tribal…”

Focus on Israel’s Arab minority
February 6, 2013 – Washington Jewish Week

“Democracy’s greatest test is how it treats its minorities…”

Interfaith leaders travel to foster peace
March 28, 2012 – Washington Jewish Week

“More than a year ago, Sid Schwarz, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation’s founding rabbi, and Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dino Djalal began discussing a potential interfaith mission that would bring together religious clergy from the U.S. and Indonesia…”