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October 8, 2015 | 25th Tishrei 5776
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Schindler Fellows Program for Membership Certification
 Join other community builders: administrators, membership chair people, temple presidents, board and committee members and other lay leaders in an intensive four day program and discover how to open the doors to your congregations wider than ever before with best practices from across North America.

Schindler FellowsLearn to create a welcoming culture and increase membership through new recruitment initiatives and key strategies to integrate members into the life of your synagogue. Participants will learn to create an effective two-year plan, specific to their congregation, for increasing and retaining members across the lifecycle of membership.

Board Membership Workshops

Trained facilitators are available to consult with your congregational boards and membership committees on membership recruitment, integration, and retention issues. These workshops enable temple leaders to ensure that their congregation is welcoming and attractive to the unaffiliated. In addition, these board workshops are geared towards helping your lay leadership cultivate increased engagement and retention among current synagogue members. 

  Testimonials for the Schindler Fellows Program for Membership Certification
"It was an amazing and wonderfully valuable weekend.  The staff was outstanding, and we all came home with so much material and enthusiasm.  And the enthusiasm caught on quickly with our congregation, as well."

Congregation B'nai Israel, Bridgeport, CT

"Everything learned at the program was so useful. We returned armed with new ideas, short term, mid term, and long term goals, as well as an actual action plan that we immediately began to put into place. The daily discussions were relevant and informative as well as inspiring. Everyone who attended last year was friendly and willing to share their experiences. The evening services were spiritual and the dinners lively and fun. Everyone was truly happy to be there."

Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh PA


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