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Leadership requires charismatic leaders and others who support successes, enable dialogue around differences, and set aside their own egos to ensure communal success.

Adam Goodman
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Congregational leaders do more than worry about the challenges they face; there’s joy, holiness, and excitement in the work, too. So, what gets them out of bed each day? 

Michael H. Goldberg and Larry Glickman, FTA
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With the death of Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, z”l, our Reform Movement has lost a brilliant, courageous, and visionary rabbi.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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The URJ offers valuable resources and opportunities to get new congregational presidents off on the right foot. Here are six key areas in which we can help.

Amy Asin
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A culture of philanthropy focuses on our sacred responsibility to provide Jewishly meaningful experiences that place the donor – not the congregation – at the center.

Rabbi Louis Feldstein, Michael H. Goldberg, and Robin Riegelhaupt
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Here are some useful answers to one of the questions congregational leaders ask most: “How can we find new leaders?”

Lisa Lieberman Barzilai, RJE
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To ensure your new board gets up to speed effectively, here are things to do before, during, and after a board orientation.

Leah King Kaufman, Moriah Benjoseph Nassau, and Gila Hadani Ward
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Remember: It may sometimes be difficult, but ultimately, you’re doing this for the good of the congregation and its ability to redirect resources to priority areas.

Amy Asin
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Today marks the first day of my tenure as the thirteenth president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the first day of what I hope will be a magnificent journey together.

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.
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Feeling undeserving of success or belonging with peers is sometimes called “impostor syndrome.” Learn three techniques to curb it and be a better Jewish leader.

Chris Harrison