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.
The face of Judaism in North America has changed. Encourage your congregation to embrace these changes by welcoming diversity.
Awards & Grant Opportunities
Belin Outreach & Membership Awards
The Belin Outreach and Membership Awards honor Reform synagogues with innovative outreach and membership programs. The 2013 Belin Awards winners and Honorable Mentions, who will be honored at the 2013 Biennial in San Diego, have been officially selected.
A Taste of Judaism has achieved remarkable success with unaffiliated Jews, those who are not Jewish but who are interested in learning about Judaism, interfaith couples and their families and those considering conversion. This free, 3-session class for beginners Jewish or not explores the topics of Jewish spirituality, ethics and community values. It is designed for those who would like to explore or re-explore the foundations of our tradition and are looking for an entry into Jewish life.
Introduction to Judaism
Beginners learn the basics of Jewish thought and practice. The class runs 16-26 weeks (depending on location) and presents a mix of study, discussion and practical experiences designed for those exploring a Jewish life for themselves -- interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and Jews looking for adult-level basics.
For Additional Resources and Support
Arlene Chernow Associate Engagement Director Outreach and Membership Time Zone: PST Phone: 213.765.2660 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicky Farhi Co-director Expanding Our Reach Time Zone: EST Phone: 212.650.4247 email@example.com
Stephanie Fink Associate Engagement Director Intro/Taste Time Zone: CST Phone: 212.452.6792 firstname.lastname@example.org