by Rabbi Dave Levy The Jewish community has been abuzz about the recent Jim Joseph Foundation study “Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens.” This important study highlights 10 key areas of learning, as well as another 10 implications for strategy … [Read more...] about The Kids Still Sing and Dance
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Some synagogues are exploring new ways to achieve financial sustainability. by Barry Mael Across the synagogue world there is one topic high on every board and staff agenda: financial sustainability. Lay and professional leaders from all denominations are grappling with how … [Read more...] about Can Synagogues Live By Dues Alone?
by David Kaplinsky This summer, as I studied abroad in London and travelled through Europe, I did not expect that one of the major wonders I’d encounter would come via my connection and commitment to Conservative Jewish life. With no concrete Jewish program lined up for me … [Read more...] about Investing in Conservative Jewish Life
by Douglas Kandl I have grown up as a Conservative Jew. I am a third generation member of Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim in Cranford, New Jersey, and was very active in my United Synagogue Youth (USY) chapter and in the Hagalil Region of USY in high school. Since arriving at Pace … [Read more...] about L’Dor V’Dor
In an effort to redesign the Conservative Synagogue movement in North America, the USCJ - in coordination with Hayom - have come together with a consensus plan for the future. The plan emphasizes not only a new way of doing things, but change, responsiveness and … [Read more...] about United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Unveils Reinvention Strategy