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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.
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?
Tot Shabbat was always part of our synagogue programming, but often ended with kids running laps in the sanctuary. Our clergy team strived for something better.
Throughout the years, the URJ has learned that questions about congregational governance keep congregational leader
In congregations, deep relationships between lay leaders and professionals carry a unique element of holiness. Here are four ways to nurture these sacred partnerships.
Learn how Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX, successfully uses small groups to help members connect and engage with others in the synagogue community.
Senior staff transitions within congregations often prompt a range of emotions for everyone involved. Here are four ways to make things easier for the entire community.
We don’t often think about how our synagogue leaders stay fueled and energized – especially if they themselves are sad and grieving – to take such good care of us.
Through our work with congregations pursuing justice across North America, we have identified several principles that can help you strengthen social justice work in your congregation.
When it is time to think about budgeting and spreadsheets, or when banks or interest rates are discussed at board meetings, I feel lost. And I hate that feeling.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.