After choosing a project to adopt and passing a board resolution expressing your commitment to the project, your congregation will begin the process of becoming a Builder Congregation. Becoming a Builder Congregation involves:
Collecting donations from your congregants for your chosen project. Congregations that collect donations of at least $18/year from at least half of their members will be recognized as Builder Congregations. Congregations achieving their goal of becoming a Builder Congregation will be recognized in Reform Judaism magazine, on the Union's Web site, and at regional biennials.
Engaging in ongoing congregation-wide study about Reform Jewish communities around the world and the North American Reform Jewish community's responsibility to them; and
Building a lasting relationship with the community your congregation has chosen to support.
The Union will provide your congregation with resources for each of these tasks.
To facilitate your congregation's efforts, the following will be available
Sample letters to congregants
Model synagogue bulletin articles about the program
Holiday-related study material
Adult Jewish learning programs and other educational resources about Reform peoplehood
Press release about your synagogue's involvement in the project