By Nancy Bossov, RJE Directing a Jewish early childhood education center can be a stressful and lonely experience, balanced by regular hugs and greetings, and occasional (some might say “miraculous”) understanding among the infant to 5-year-old children in our cen … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Make Your Congregation’s Early Childhood Center a Success
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By Amy Asin It is universally acknowledged that the world around us is changing faster than ever. To stay relevant and thrive in this new world, change will be necessary in all congregations, even those that are doing well. The pace of change in the outside world demands it. … [Read more...] about How Your Congregation Can Move Up the Change Continuum
By Amy Asin An executive committee can play a crucial role in the strategic leadership of a congregation. Regrettably, many congregational executive committees - rather than fulfilling their true purpose - serve only to preprocess board decisions, leading to a disengaged … [Read more...] about What Should Be the Role of the Executive Committee?
By Michelle Shapiro Abraham and Rabbi Ana Bonnheim
Young Jewish professionals are a growing cohort of just-out-of-college professionals who are eager for Jewish living and learning. Their jobs in the Jewish world are often their first jobs out of school and often in … [Read more...] about From Camp Counselor to Full Time Youth Professional:
What We are Learning About Millennials in the Field
By Miriam T. Chilton and Alex Pomson In Fall 2017, the URJ engaged Rosov Consulting to measure the lifelong impact of URJ youth programs. There have been many such alumni studies in the Jewish community in recent years focused on questions of Jewish continuity, identity … [Read more...] about Creating an Engaged Future: Findings from the URJ Youth Alumni Impact Study