Leadership Development

Leadership Development

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We recognize the need for, at a minimum, five key shifts in the mindsets and behaviors of congregations and their leaders.

Rabbi Esther Lederman and Amy Asin
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As 2019 comes to an end, we’ve rounded up the top 10 congregational concepts that will continue to be valuable to your work in the coming year.

Daphne Macy
Amy Asin standing at a podium addressing the URJ Biennial

"I’m here to tell you that we – as a Movement, as leaders of Reform congregational life in North America – are going to have to want change, want to change, and all of us will need to lead that change."

Amy Asin
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For congregational presidents and presidents-elect the learning doesn’t stop with Biennial. The next stop? The URJ Scheidt Seminar for Presidents and Presidents-Elect.

Amy Asin
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With the 2019 URJ Biennial in our rear-view mirror, we’re now focused on how we can move this work forward and into our everyday lives. Ready to act? Here's how.

Mark J. Pelavin
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Check out these six ongoing practices of Reform Jewish teen leaders – and how you can use them to support teens in your own community.

Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE, RJE
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The URJ offers a range of leadership development opportunities, so there’s sure to be something suitable for every leader in your congregation.

Amy Asin
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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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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