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Congregational Membership

  • Recruitment
    Invest in your congregation's future by reaching out to potential new members. Find out how your community can create a welcoming atmosphere, reach the unaffiliated, and understand affiliation issues.
  • Integration
    Welcome new members into your community and encourage them to get involved and engaged in your congregation. Help your members feel like insiders by offering an active program of integration.
  • Membership Retention
    Promote lifelong congregation membership by creating a community where people feel deeply connected to one another, the congregation, and to Jewish life.
  • Welcoming Diversity
    The face of Judaism in North America has changed. Encourage your congregation to embrace these changes by welcoming diversity.
  • Leadership Training
    Learn about our Board Membership Workshops and Schindler Fellows Program for Membership Certification.
  • Program Bank
    Create comprehensive congregational Outreach and Membership Programs using our Idea Book Series, including programs for Jews-by-Choice, intermarried couples and their children, and Jewish parents of intermarried couples.
  • Publications
    Suggested reading material on Outreach, including books and download-able brochures.
Awards & Grant Opportunities
Belin Outreach & Membership Awards
The Belin Outreach and Membership Awards grant a $1000 award to eight Reform synagogues with innovative outreach and membership programs.

National Center to Encourage Judaism Advertising Grant Application
Apply for a grant to reach out to Jews and non-Jews, to encourage interest in and learning about Judaism.
Dream Big! URJ Incubator Grants for Innovative Projects
URJ Incubator Grants provide seed funding for innovative new projects designed to actively engage more people in Reform synagogue life. 20 Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. More
20s and 30s

Young AdultsLearn new, innovative ways to make people in their 20s and 30s an integral, active part of your synagogue. Our materials will help you understand how to reach out and welcome them and offer programs and worship opportunities that will speak to their lives and interests. More


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