This award winning collection of ideas, programs, and resources have been assembled to help create comprehensive congregational Outreach and Membership Programs from our Idea Book Series, including programs for Jews-by-choice, intermarried couples and their children, and Jewish parents of intermarried couples. It includes information about creating an Outreach Committee, program models, samples of publicity, relevant biblical and rabbinic sources concerning conversion, discussion questions about Jewish identity, reaching out beyond synagogue walls to welcome all and much more.
Idea Book Programming Library for Outreach and Membership
The Reform Jewish Outreach Idea Book Series available at URJ Books and Music features award-winning programs by Reform synagogues with outstanding Outreach programs that actively welcome and integrate those new to Judaism.
Interested in engaging your empty nesters? Beth El Temple Center of Belmont targeted their empty nester membership by utilizing inter-personal relationships and creating special events for this target group, to keep it connected to the congregation.
Interracial families and families of ethnic diversity should expect to be welcomed into your congregation just like any other family into your community. Here are 18 ways your congregational community can welcome and embrace interracial families.
Celebrating our Diversity. Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles has a strong Chinese American demographic. Chinese New Year has become a Jewish event that has taken all of the joy and essence of the traditional Chinese New year's celebration and made it comfortable for both traditions. Use their model in celebrate the ethnic identities in your congregation!
A brief introduction to Judaism and synagogue life for intermarried families who are in the process of making decisions concerning the religious upbringing of their children and the religious identity of their families.