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October 23, 2014 | 29th Tishrei 5775

Why Should A Congregation Participate in a Community of Practice?

Congregational Benefits
Through participation in a URJ Community of Practice, congregations:

  • Design and implement new initiatives that push the boundaries of previous efforts
  • Strengthen relationships within the larger congregational community
  • Catalyze congregational change
  • Train leaders, which will benefit and impact all areas of congregational life
  • Be showcased widely, with opportunities to be highlighted throughout the Reform Movement, enabling other congregations to learn from your efforts

Individual Benefits
Through participation in a URJ Community of Practice, congregational lay and professional leaders will:

  • Gain knowledge and discover successful engagement practices
  • Strengthen your professional networks
  • Learn via collegial coaching, mentoring and peer-to-peer sharing
  • Experiment, in a safe and supportive environment, with new and innovative approaches
  • Successfully create and implement a model of engagement designed specifically for your own congregation, receiving support and guidance throughout from other members of the community of practice

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