PJ Library Small Congregation Initiative fosters early engagement of young families before congregational membership. Gifts of children's literature and music will be provided by the congregation, the URJ and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
The program creates community among potential young members living in your neighborhood who are not yet affiliated with a congregation.
Had'rachah Seminar for Lay Leadership in Ritual Life
Wednesday, July 30 - Sunday,
August 3, 2014 at URJ Olin Sang Ruby Camp in Oconomowoc, WI A five-day immersive learning opportunity for lay leaders of congregations without clergy who are looking to build skills to lead worship and conduct life cycle ceremonies.
Jewish Community Legacy Project helps communities faced with diminishing numbers make meaningful plans for their futures.
JCLP works closely with community leaders to help them shape forward-thinking plans that include ways to give new life to community assets, religious and historic artifacts, or maintain cemeteries and monuments. Great care is also given to archive individual and congregational histories, so that their stories live on in perpetuity.
The Union for Reform Judaism has supported JCLP since its inception. The URJ now seeks to ensure that the Legacy Project itself has a future. To that end, the URJ will serve as administrative partner beginning in mid-2014.