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.
For Additional Resources and Support
Arlene Chernow Associate Engagement Director Outreach and Membership Time Zone: PST Phone: 213.765.2660 firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards & Grant Opportunities
A TASTE OF JUDAISM® Advertising Grants Created especially for unaffiliated Jews, non-Jews,
intermarried couples and adult children of intermarriage, A TASTE OF JUDAISM®
is a free, three-week course covering three topics in two hours each: Jewish
Spirituality (God), Jewish Ethics (Torah) and Jewish Community (Israel).
Belin Outreach & Membership Awards
The Belin Outreach
and Membership Awards grant a $1000 award to eight Reform synagogues with innovative outreach and
membership programs. Award-winning congregations will
be honored at the 2015 URJ Biennial in Orlando, FL. Apply now
for the 2015 Belin Awards, through May 21st!
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.