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COVID-19 Finance Resources for Congregations

Moriah Benjoseph Nassau and Allison Gelman
April 16, 2020

One of the primary concerns of many congregations is financial decision-making in the face of unprecedented financial realities. We’ve rounded up resources to help you find the most up-to-date recommendations, information, and support. 

Let My People Go…to Camp

Aaron Selkow
April 6, 2020

The uncertainty we’re dealing with each day has us concerned about our ability to even make camp happen. We’re determined, we’re dynamic, and we’re clever – but if we’re being completely honest, we just really don’t know yet.

A Passover Prayer for Congregational Leaders in the Era of COVID-19

Amy Asin
April 6, 2020

As we prepare to enter into the holy days of Passover, let’s first take a moment to reflect on the work we’ve all done throughout the past few weeks. You have been willing to lead, and in doing so, you have helped make very narrow places, the literal translation of the word mitzrayim, a little less narrow.

A Jewish Values Matrix for Dealing with a Time of Illness

Rabbi Joseph R. Black
April 3, 2020

As we struggle to consider all our options in this ever-changing environment, we strive to make decisions using a values-based matrix that will help us to act in a consistent manner that is in line with Jewish tradition and modern sensibility.

Digital Content to Enliven This Year's Virtual Seder

the staff of the URJ and other Reform Movement partners
March 26, 2020

You already know how to host a beautiful, profound, and Jewishly meaningful seder. What you may not yet know, though, is how to re-imagine your usual traditions to incorporate digital content that will enliven this year’s virtual rendition of your seder.