Larry Glickman, FTA, is the director of Congregational Shared Services for the Union for Reform Judaism. Larry manages the Reform Movement Marketplace website where congregations can access meaningful discounts on products and services that play a role in their day to day operations, and The Tent which is the communication and collaboration platform for lay and professional leaders in the Reform Movement.
As part of our ongoing efforts to create safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces, the URJ requires all staff to regularly participate in sexual harassment prevention training classes, provided by Traliant Compliance Training. Now, through the Reform Movement Marketplace, the URJ is making Traliant Compliance Training classes available to our affiliated congregations at a reduced cost.
The first of July is the day you can engage both new and experienced leaders on your board, help ensure they do their jobs well, and play a meaningful role in leading the congregation. With your support and guidance, your trustees can lead with wisdom informed by our shared tradition, the history of the community, and the best expertise the Reform Movement has to offer.
The recent events of Colleyville, TX taught us that security training works and that having staff throughout your synagogue who are prepared to respond during the worst of circumstances can make your site more secure.