Strengthening congregations is a key URJ 2020 Vision priority. This team will support congregations to remain relevant and impactful to thrive for future generations. Every member of this team is available to assist congregations. Your first stop for all questions: Judi Ratner, Robin Riegelhaupt or Gabby Kozak at 855-URJ-1800 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Communities of Practice
Through communities of practice, URJ congregations are coming together
to learn from experts in the field, ask big questions, share ideas and
principles, apply these lessons through experimentation and as a
result, strengthen their congregation. Participation
in a community of practice emboldens congregational lay leaders and
professionals to take risks, learn from their successes and challenges
establish new knowledge for the field and the Movement. Learn more.
URJ Communities are lay-led organizations, whose primary agenda and
activities reflect the insights of lay leaders. The URJ Community
leaders have had
special training, and ongoing advice from the gifted professionals of
the Union-but the strategies, programs and evaluations are the
responsibility of the
Community lay leadership. Each Community has three lay leaders: a
Chair, a Vice-Chair for Presidents and a Vice-Chair for Community
Building plus a staff
partner. Learn more.
February is Webinar Month at the URJ
(We promise: its way more interesting than it sounds!)
Congregations are at the heart of Reform Judaism, and the
URJs 2020 Vision focuses on strengthening and enriching synagogue life in
innovative and accessible ways. We invite you to join us for a series of
webinars designed to help lay and professional leaders advance their
congregational priorities. Learn more.
Welcome to The Tent: Online Collaboration for the Reform Movement
Join thousands of Reform Movement lay leaders and synagogue
professionals in our easy-to-use online discussion groups to learn,
share and build community -- within your temple and across the Movement.
Join us online in The Tent.
The URJ and CCAR continue to offer the services of the NCRCR (North American Commission on Rabbinic-Congregational Relations) at no cost to URJ member congregations and CCAR rabbis. Learn more about what the NCRCR can do for you.