Had'rachah Seminar for Lay Leadership in Ritual Life
Thank you for your interest in the Had'rachah Seminar for Lay Leadership in Ritual Life. There will not be a 2013 seminar; the next session will be in
2014. For 2013, please do keep in mind the vast array of learning opportunities available at the URJ Biennial, which will be in San Diego from December 11-15. Keep updated on Biennial programming by visiting urj.org/biennial13. Also sign up to receive Biennial updates. Biennial registration will open in early summer.
In 1989 the URJ created the first program that offers
uniform training to lay leaders, primarily those in small
congregations, to help them support the spiritual life of their
congregations. Over the years, this effort has
expanded to meet the changing needs of all our
Seminar (formerly the Sh'liach K'hilah/Synagogue Associate Program) teaches lay leaders a variety of skills to help
them support communal worship, lifecycle events and educational
opportunities. Participants in the Hadrachah Seminar may use
these skills in various waysby serving a congregation that has no
clergy; by working in an assisted living facility or adult community;
or by assisting their congregational clergy.