Arthur L. Finkle
209 Shady Brook Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
Arthur L. Finkle is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University and earned a MGA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a certificate in Religious Education form the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH
Mr. Finkle served as Educator for Congregation Beth Chaim (Princeton Junction, NJ) for twenty years and as Educator for Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation (Trenton, NJ) for six years. He has officiated in various capacities in the Jewish community including Continuing Education Chairman and Newsletter Editor for the New Jersey‑West Hudson Region of the UAHC. A certified Reform Jewish Educator, granted by the Hebrew Union College and the National Association of Temple Educators, he has served as a member of the National UAHC Committee on Inter-religious Affairs (as well as chairman of its curriculum subcommittee). A consultant to the Roman Catholic Diocese in Trenton, NJ, he is also a member of the National (UAHC) Task Force on Jewish Ethics.
He appears in Who's Who In American Government, 1979-1980; Who's Who In American Education, 1994‑1995 and 1995-1996; International Men of Achievement, 1995; and International Leaders 5000, 1996; International Leaders of Achievement, 1997; International Men of Achievement, 1995 and 1996; International Who’s Who of Twentieth Century Achievement, 1998 and 1999; Leading Intellectuals of the World, 1999; Strathmore's Who’s Who, 2001; International Intellectuals, 2001; and Who's Who in American Law, 2003-2004.
Religious School Teacher - Har Sinai Temple, Trenton, NJ, 1969 - 1976. Taught seventh, eighth and ninth graders
Middle East Studies, Theology, Ethics, Bible, Comparative Religion, Social Action, Shofar, Storytelling, Teaching Technique‑Theory and Practice, and Athletic Coach
Religious School Principal - Har Sinai Temple, Trenton, NJ, 1976 - 1980. Enrollment 250 students
Religious School Principal - Congregation Beth Chaim - Princeton Junction, NJ, 1980 - 1998. Enrollment 550
Religious School Principal – Har Sinai Temple - Trenton, NJ, 1988 - present. Enrollment 300.
Mr. Finkle has published three books, several chapters in four other books and more than 75 articles on Nonprofit Administration. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in at Kean University, Political Science and Education Departments. He also serves as a Mediator for the State of New Jersey. His religious publications include:
Bubba Sarah Died and I’m Lonely, Princeton Junction, NJ: CBC, 1998.
A Shofar Sounder's Reference Manual, Los Angeles: Torah Aura Publishing, 1993.
The Easy Guide to Shofar Sounding, Los Angeles, CA: Torah Aura Publications, 2002
Can A Shofar Be Repaired As A Matter Of Jewish Law? Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 2001
The Halacha of Shofar, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 2001
“A Blast from the Past, The Times of Trenton, September 17, 2007
“Mediation Based on the Three Western Religious Approaches” – 2008
“Non-Profit Ethics in Schools: Four Case Studies,” Allyn & Bacon Case Series in Education, ed. Greta Morine-Dershimer, Needham, Mass: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.
“Mental Health and Managed Care,” Journal of Employee Assistance Quarterly (Fall, 1997)
"Designing A Safety Net for Employees Who Cannot Continue To Work," Public Personnel Administration (Spring 1997)
“What Do You Do When You Experience a Disability,” NJ State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Local 105, Spring 1997.
"The Ethicist's Ethics,” Currents (May 1996).
"Damned If You Do. Damned, If You Don't,” Business Ethics, (NY: Business Ethics, Inc.) (Summer 1995)
"Mediator in the Middle,” Journal of Employee Assistance Quarterly, (Spring 1996)
"Teaching Religion in the Secular World and Interfaith Settings,” Compass Magazine, NY: UAHC, Fall, 1995.
"When Is An Employment Contract Not A Contract?" Nonprofit Management Case Collection, ed. Kenneth O. Koziol (San Francisco: University of San Francisco, Institute of Nonprofit Organization Management, 1994)
"Reasonable Accommodation Obligation: Some Practical Tips," Journal of Employee Assistance Quarterly, (Vol. 10, No. 3, Summer 1995)
"Teaching Judaism in the Secular World and Interfaith Settings,” Compass Magazine, N.Y.: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Fall 1995.
"Jews and Judaism," Pamphlet for the Trenton Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, 1991.
The Pedagogic Reporter, November 1988, pp. 41‑42.
"Issues of Life and Death"
The Pedagogic Reporter, May 1988, p. 24.
"Interreligious Survey Results” Interreligious Currents"
(Winter, 1985), p.6. (reprinted in Interreligious Interaction:
A Program Guide, UAHC, 1985) pp. 71‑72.
"Special Education: Problems and Solutions"
Compass, (Summer, 1983) pp. 11‑12.
"Community School for Adult Studies"
Compass, (March, 1976) pp. 8‑9.
Newsletter, Metropolitan Council, Editor, 1976‑1979.
"Parent Education: The Missing Link"
Compass, (August, 1974) pp. 14‑15.
"Affirmative Action: Its Theological Foundations"
Paper delivered October, 1976 at Har Sinai Hebrew
Newsletter, UAHC, New Jersey‑West Hudson Valley
"Reform Zionism and Keren Ami"
Newsletter, UAHC, New Jersey‑West Hudson Valley
Newsletter, UAHC, New Jersey‑West Hudson Valley,
"Super Motivation for Comparative Religion,"
Or Zaruah, (April 1979).
Pedagogic Reporter, (Summer, 1978).
Electronically Published Works
"Teaching Behavioral Objectives," Chat Room Speaker, Jewish Community BBS of American On Line ("AOL"), June 2, 1996
"A Matter of Principal," Shabbas.doc, Torah Aura, June 4, 1996
“‘Pop’ Culture Ethics Films with commentary, Jewish Community BBS, AOL, February 1996
"Alternative Bible Test." Jewish Community BBS, AOL, February 1996
Special Education: How To Begin a Program in a Religious School," Jewish Community BBS, AOL, March 1996
"Ethical Scenarios,” Jewish Community BBS, AOL, March 1996
"Handbook for New Teachers in the Religious School," Jewish Community BBS, April 1996
"Feasible World Zionist Organization National Bible Test", Jewish-Community: America On-Line, February 1996.
New Jersey Anti‑Defamation League, Education
Board Member 1989‑
Consultant, Roman Catholic Committee on Ecumenism
(Trenton Diocese) 1988‑
Member, UAHC Committee on Interreligious Affairs 1983‑
Chair Curriculum Subcommittee 1986‑
Member, Education Commission, Greater Delaware
Valley Jewish Federation 1984-1989
Shofar Ensemble Coordinator, Jewish Federation of
Delaware Valley 1984
Chair, Principals' Council of Greater Delaware Valley 1978‑83
N.J.-West Hudson Regional Council (U.A.H.C.) 1975‑80
Continuing Education Chair
New Jersey Council Newsletter, Editor 1977‑79
Member, Parent Education 1975‑77
Committee of United Synagogue (Conservative)
Member, Regional Reform Jewish Board of
Teacher and Principal Certification 1975‑79
Adult Education Chairperson, Har Sinai Temple 1972‑77
Har Sinai Temple Board of Directors 1971‑77
Member, Jewish Federation Committee on Education
and Culture 1977‑84
District Coordinator of World Bible Contest 1977‑
Personnel Consultant, Jewish Family Service of 1979‑
Greater Delaware Valley
Baal Takiah (Shofar Sounder) 1969 -
Har Sinai Temple, Cong. Beth Chaim,
Greenwood House (Jewish Elder Care) and
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Facility
Abramsohn Center – Philadelphia Federation