Lawrence Kushner has served as Rabbi of Congregational Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, for the past 27 years and is widely regarded as one of the most creative religious writers in America. Through his lectures, articles and ten books, he has helped shape the present agenda for personal and institutional spiritual renewal.
He originated the concept of synagogue havurot, family fellowship groups, led his congregants to publish their own prayerbook, V'Tahaer Libenu (Purify Our Hearts), the first gender-neutral liturgy ever written, and has conducted over seventy-five kalla weekends for personal religious growth. He was the first rabbinic chairman of Reform Judaism's Commission on Religious Living.
Kushner, Lawrence, "Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary" (2000). Richard L. Horwitz Lecture on Ethics. 2.