by Robert I. Evans Synagogue management is an increasingly more complex process, especially with contemporary issues created during the ups and downs of the economy over the past years. This change has also been prompted by demands for more sophisticated approaches to alleviating membership pressures. Two major organizations, NATA (North American Temple Administrators) and NAASE (North American Association of Synagogue Executives), … [Read more...] about The Complexities of Synagogue Management: What Are Tomorrow’s Priorities?
What Rabbis Need to Know
Parshat Pekudei/Shekalim 5771 by Rabbi Mark Greenspan (With special recognition to Rabbi Lawrence Kushner) Lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about fund raising. It is, of course, a necessity of synagogue life. We can't open the doors of our congregation without the necessary funds to pay the electric and heating bills, to make sure that we have a staff, and to provide the services and programs that people expect from a religious … [Read more...] about What the Shekel Teaches: Ten Commandments for Synagogue Fundraising