By Jennifer Stofman I can vividly remember walking into my first program as a new synagogue member when my husband and I were in our twenties, like it was yesterday. I arrived alone, and not-so-patiently waited for his arrival. I felt intimidated as I knew less than a handful … [Read more...] about The Power of the Zoom Rectangle
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By Rabbi Joshua Rabin “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”Thomas A. Edison I’m still heartbroken. I’m definitely not the only one. A few weeks ago, USY cancelled our summer programs for the first tim … [Read more...] about No Experience Necessary – USY’s Epic Summer Pivot
By Aimee Close When our entire world changed overnight just a few months ago, we in the synagogue world had many new challenges to address as the enormity of the pandemic came to light. This unprecedented time was clearly going to require innovative solutions and a very … [Read more...] about Design Thinking Techniques for Synagogues: Let’s Talk Tachlis!
By Robert Leventhal The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted many of the programs, services and convening that make synagogues meaningful to their members. It has also challenged congregational leadership to use technology to engage their members in community connections, both for … [Read more...] about Emerging Leadership Lessons from the Crisis
Pre-recorded and print materials If you are looking for material to view anytime between now and Shavuot, we now present this playlist of video shiurim submitted by colleagues from around North America. Additionally, here is a compilation of source sheets meant to … [Read more...] about Rabbinical Assembly Shares Shavuot Events and Materials