Helpful information for administrators, office managers, office staff members, or volunteers who are involved with administrative duties and the day-to-day operations of the congregation. Learn how to build, develop and maintain a well-run, spiritually fulfilling synagogue, where the sacred informs the practical and the practical creates the sacred.
Building a new synagogue, purchasing a
building or renovating an existing space is an inspiring, affirming,
exciting and sometimes daunting process. Here are resources to guide congregations
through the myriad of decisions that must be made during an
Every congregation needs the proper tools in
order to achieve financial success and prosperity. Use our financial toolkit to learn how to
maintain and strengthen your congregation. Find advice and resources on fundraising, financial planning, budgets, taxes, and more.
The Union recognizes that congregations of different
sizes have varying needs. Learn about the services offered to congregations with 250 member
units or fewer.
Marketing & Communications
Guidelines, tools and support for creating effective websites, temple bulletins, print ads, and social media.
Information about the Proportional Dues Program, the method by which member congregations of the Union have agreed to assess themselves in order to provide financial support to the Union and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).
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.
Search the extensive Communicate! database for successful and replicable programs "road tested" by other Union congregations.
The basics for Membership Committees: recruitment, integration, retention, increasing diversity, leadership training, and programs.
Programs, ideas, and consultation to help your congregation in its efforts to support interfaith families, invite diversity, and encourage those seeking conversion.
Technology is changing the way that congregations teach, worship, and communicate. Get guidelines, tools, and support.