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His ‘greatest joy’ is being a rabbi

SALVATORE CAPUTO | Assistant Managing Editor | Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:00 am

The fundamentals of leadership are very simply stated by Rabbi Avi Weiss. “Leadership is, in fact, the recognition of a need and responding to that need with change,” he says.“The second step is people resist change, and leadership is navigating that resistance and trying to find consensus, a collective whole that comes along with you.”

Implementing that second step is where he has fueled headlines that make “Spiritual Activism: Leadership in the 21st Century,” a telling title for his April 17 lecture, which will close Valley Beit Midrash’s season (see details box), at Temple Chai.

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