By Aimee Close Like other “legacy institutions,” USCJ has been criticized in recent years for being unable to quickly adapt and respond to the needs of our constituents. This is a story that contradicts that narrative. It is a story about how we listened carefully to our sma … [Read more...] about How USCJ used Design Thinking to Help Small Congregations
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By Steve Rabinowitz American Jews have long played an important role in the American political process, voting and engaging in disproportionate numbers to the general population. We have an obligation to educate ourselves on the issues and to exercise our civic duty to vote. … [Read more...] about Everything You Ever Needed to Know in order to Play in the 2020 Election and Still Keep your 501(c)(3) Status
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
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!