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Communities of Practice

What is a Community of Practice?

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.

Upcoming Communities of Practice

Be the first to know when applications go live on May 4th by filling out this Expression of Interest Form. We will directly send you the application form once the application opens.

We will be offering Communities of Practice in the following topics:

  • Engaging Families with Young Children (for congregations with Early Childhood Centers)
  • Engaging Families with Young Children (for congregations without Early Childhood Centers)
  • Israel Engagement
  • Small Groups
  • Financial Empowerment
  • RAC: Nothing But Nets
  • The B'nai Mitzvah Revolution

For more information and for any questions, please join the conversation in The Tent

"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."

- Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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