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Greater New York City Community
Part of the East District

Serving Congregations in New York City

The Greater New York Community provides a venue and opportunities for the 17 congregations, of varying sizes, to meet for collegiality, connections and shared learning. Spanning Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, our group shares the benefits and challenges of big city life - proximity to available programming resources and diverse demographics. Each meeting always includes the Congregational Presidents, and we also invite other lay and professional leaders to join us for discussions on specific topics, such as social action, the URJ Tent, Board engagement, budgeting, World Union programming, etc. At each gathering we make time for small group conversations, and those interactions have proven to be a most successful and effective way for us to learn from each other.

Community Chair

Lois Nyren

Temple Shaaray Tefila
New York, NY
Community Vice Chair

David Kasakove

Congregation Beth Elohim
Brooklyn, NY
Greater New York City Community