Rabbi and Family Not Attending Communal Events


I am a member of a large-ish congregation. Over time, I’ve noticed that our (mostly young) rabbis rarely participate as members in events, and seldom bring their spouse and children to congregation events. Is this a Reform policy or minhag? It seems odd to me. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!



  1. I am sorry but I don’t know the reason. It seems odd to me as well. But I don’t know all of the personal circumstances involved.

    Just for the record, Gateways is an Orthodox organization, and I really have no idea what is accepted and what is not in Reform congregations. Personally, I would suggest that you ask someone “in the know” in your congregation, as there may be a perfectly simple reason for why they do not appear very often.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team