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Cohorts on Adult Engagement

There are currently no new cohorts that are open for application.

Previous cohorts on the topic of engaging adults include:

URJ Communities of Practice

The URJ Emerging Young Adult Initiatives Community of Practice brought together eight congregations that shared a concern and passion for 20s and 30s engagement and sought to advance current strategies. It took place in January 2013-June 2014.

The URJ Engaging Congregants through Small Groups with Meaning Community of Practice brought together 12 congregations that sought to revive a sense of community among their members through congregational small groups. It took place in 2015-2017.

The URJ Creating a Culture of Constructive Conflict Community of Practice brought together five congregations from 2016-2017 to address challenges in congregational life such as ways in which individuals and sub-groups in congregations conduct disagreements, elevating the level of discourse around difficult topics and encouraging the Jewish practice of respectful speech. It was conducted in partnership with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Rodef Shalom Communities Program.

The URJ Engaging Baby Boomers Community of Practice brought together 13 congregations that see their adult population as a valuable and sacred resource to their community. It launched in 2016 and will culminate in 2018.