Board of Trustees Approval In order to take part in this
exciting initiative, a congregation must receive the approval of its
board of trustees. For further information, visit
our Board of Trustees Discussion Guide.
Completing an Application An
interested congregation must complete an application, including:
specifying congregational team members who will represent the
congregation in this
process, providing the Board of Trustees approval and articulating the
congregation's interest and need in that particular topic. The next set of applications will go live in the fall of 2013.
Read some sample application questions.
In-Person Participation All individual participants are required to attend two separate in-person gatherings
- a launch event and a culmination gathering. Participating congregations should cover the costs associated with sending participants to these gatherings
. If this arrangement is not feasible, individual participants may
cover these costs, but it is preferable for the congregations to do so.
congregations are strongly encouraged to send at least one (but
preferably more) to the URJ Biennial. During this convention,
experiments and pilot
initiatives will be highlighted to the greater Movement, and there will
be opportunities for community of practice group learning.
Implementing Your Experiment/ Pilot Congregations
must have adequate financial resources available and allocated to
implement the experiment/pilot that will be developed through
in the community of practice.
Leadership / Human Resources Congregations
must designate lay and/or professional leaders who will not only
participate actively in the community of practice, but also spearhead
congregation's effort to successfully implement an appropriate pilot