leadership team

leadership team

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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
Professional headshot of HUC JIR President Andrew Rehfeld smiling in a blue suit

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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What does a congregation exhibiting a growth mindset look like? Here are four characteristics. 

Rabbi Janet Offel & Julie Lambert, RJE
Two smiling tween girls with I LOVE CAMP written on their cheeks in face paint

In today’s world, congregations’ mission statements have to include a clear statement of why we need worship, education, and a communal Reform Jewish experience.

Amy Asin
Shir Ami board of directors

Eager to know why our congregation exists, I posed these questions to my board: Why did you join Shir Ami? Why do you remain a member? What could Shir Ami do better?

Sharon K. Benoff
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As a Jewish community leader, you have an important role to play to increase awareness about Jewish genetic diseases. Check out these five important things to know.

Becca Bakal
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Every successful Jewish organization is jointly supported by both professional leaders and lay leaders, all working to serve the community’s members.

Jared Goldin
Block letters -- A-B-C -- in an outstretched palm

The ABCs I use as a career coach to help clients self-reflect are the same ones I’m using to evaluate my first year as my synagogue’s president.

Barri Waltcher
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Involving participants and all stakeholders in the decision-making process is the secret to success. It 's one of eight principles that drive strong congregations.

Cathy Rolland
Beekers and other laboratory tools filled with colorful liquids as though ready for scientific experimentation

What are some of the advantages of conducting experiments in your congregation? Here are four ways experiments help us figure out the best way to move forward and ease the pressure to have the answersr.

Rabbi Esther Lederman