Rabbi Peter Knobel
December 9, 2013
This evening will be ajourney from the Classical Reform Judaism expressed in the Pittsburgh Platform of 1885 to thenew and open experimental Jewish world embraced in the Pittsburgh Principles of 1999. As a movement which once considered ritual to be “mindless,” trace the steps that bring us to our “mindful” embrace of ritual today.
Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, serves as Temple Judea’s Interim Rabbi, having previously served as Interim Senior Rabbi at Temple Sholom in Chicago. He is past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, as well as of the Chicago Board of Rabbis. In addition to authoring articles on a wide range of topics such as Jewish Bioethics, Liturgy and Zionist Thought, Rabbi Knobel chaired the Editorial Committee for MishkanT’Filah, the new Reform Prayerbook.