Through communities of practice, URJ congregations are coming together to learn from experts in the field, ask big questions, share ideas and best
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 and
establish new knowledge for the field and the Movement.
"Across North America, congregational leaders are seeking to learn from each other and innovate so that they can engage more congregants in sacred community. Congregational leaders want to change, but they need support to take risks. The URJ's initiative, Communities of Practice, is designed specifically to meet that need. Please join us in this holy work, as Reform congregations come together, taking risks, exploring new ideas, innovating, refining, retrying, and, ultimately, re-imagining Jewish life."