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Question 18.4.11:
Fallacy: All Reform Congregations Are Rich


Reform congregations vary in size from a two member congregation in Port Gibson MS and a 3 member congregation in Laredo TX, to congregations with almost 2,000 members. Some have grandiose buildings; some meet in houses or rent space from organizations. Some have volunteer rabbis and volunteer staff, others have generous staff and rabbinic salaries. There is no universal characterization possible.

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