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One of our great sages, Mark Twain, famously and correctly observed that everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it. The same, unfortunately, could be said of the lack of Je
If you devote your volunteer time or your professional career to a synagogue, what keeps you up at night?
Several weeks ago, I spent Purim in the Israeli city of Ra'anana, just a bit north of Tel Aviv.
Leadership development is critical for any congregation that expects to thrive now and in the future.
Sustained moral outrage must be our only response to the prevalence of firearm-related deaths in our country.
Everyone wants an easy answer: “Tell us what to do, and we’ll do it!” synagogue leaders often plead – but given congregations’ varied histories, cultures, demographics, physical spaces, and resourc
Judaism is a communal religion. We celebrate together, we mourn together, we worship together, we learn together, and we play together.
There was a time when congregational leadership roles were clearly defined. Staff members served one role and volunteers served another.
Throughout 2016, as colleagues and I visited congregations across North America, we were inspired by the many ways they are adapting to the changing landscape of our world.
Twenty-first century congregational leaders face many challenges that require innovation and agility, while they also grapple with concerns Jewish leaders have encountered for generations.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!