by Howard Wohl eJewishPhilanthropy has thoughtfully provided a forum for discussion of current trends and highly important issues. A number of recent articles have commented on current challenges faced by organized Jewish institutions in the USA. The articles discuss new ideas … [Read more...] about The Reports of United Synagogue’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism / USCJ
The USCJ never engaged in serious fundraising or, with a few notable exceptions, cultivated a pool of major donors. The main focus of its reorganization is to try to make up for decades of lost time in this arena. by Rabbi Joshua Cahan There have been many expressions of … [Read more...] about Dues, Fundraising and the Shrinking United Synagogue
by Conservative Jewish College Students of America The students of KOACH were shocked and dismayed by the news that the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) has eliminated the KOACH/College Outreach program. A student fueled campaign to keep KOACH running led to one … [Read more...] about Moving Forward with Renewed Koah: Putting Student Leadership to the Test
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 dev … [Read more...] about The Kids Still Sing and Dance
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?