Rabbi Micah Greenstein, senior rabbi at Temple Israel, made the list of “America’s Top 50 Rabbis for 2012," according to Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
According to this article in The Daily Beast:
“The only rabbi we’ve included from the American South, Greenstein is a star in Memphis, the senior rabbi of Reform Temple Israel, which has become a Jewish hub that draws also from Mississippi, Arkansas, and the Missouri bootheel. Greenstein is extolled for his magnetic energy and warmth, though even his diehard fans wish he would sometimes streamline his spirited-but-meandering sermons. He has taken a public stand for gay rights, works on behalf of women’s empowerment in Cambodia, and is popular in the Christian community, where he has done substantial interfaith work. According to Memphis’s largest newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, the telegenic Greenstein ‘sparks crushes.’”