and Membership Awards have been
designed to encourage and honor Reform synagogues with innovative outreach or membership
programs. Funded through the generosity of David Belin, z''l, the first
chairman of the URJ-CCAR Joint Commission on Outreach and Membership, $1,000
will be awarded for up to 8 congregation
at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial in Orlando, FL, November, 2015. Other
outstanding programs may be considered for an honorable mention.
Outreach and Membership Awards are presented
to congregations that have developed programs to actively welcome and integrate
those new to Judaism, created relationship based membership engagement models,
or developed new, innovative ways to engage and retain members of our
congregations, all of which are the essence of Audacious Hospitality.
Potential Award Categories
Interfaith couples and families
exploring conversion to Judaism
membership program (recruitment, integration or retention)