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Understanding the Life Cycle of Membership


The Life Cycle of Synagogue Membership
A Guide to Recruitment, Integration and Retention
This newly revised and expanded resource helps congregations more effectively reach out to the unaffiliated, welcome and integrate new members and retain members throughout the life-cycle of membership. This resource not only includes diagnostic exercises for the Board of Trustees and your membership committee but also offers programmatic suggestions and best practices which include: mission statements, assessment scales, sample membership committee structures, membership ads and forms, new member interviews and suggested ways to honor new members and long time members through the years. This important new resource will help your congregation attract the unaffiliated, integrate those who have recently joined and maintain connections to those that call your congregation “home.”

Bonus: This publication includes an interactive CD full of membership essentials to be adapted for your own congregation. Available through the URJ Press at or by phone at 212.650.4120.



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