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Join us on July 8, 8pm ET, for the third call in the URJ webinar series on congregational collaborations, mergers, and alternatives to mergers. This call will focus on possible challenges that may arise and constructive ways to address them. Topics will include possible personnel and space issues, challenges in developing a shared vision, negotiating agreement without giving in, and ways to get to “yes.”

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us on June 24, 8pm ET, for the second call in the URJ webinar series on congregational collaborations, mergers, and alternatives to mergers. This call will focus on the initial steps and conversations on the road to collaboration of any form. We’ll discuss how to evaluate the status quo in each congregation, identify opportunities for collaboration that serve the interests of all involved parties, and start developing shared values and vision. Participants will learn how and when to bring different players into the conversation, and will leave with clear initial steps to get started.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us on June 17, 1:00pm ET for a webinar exploring the best strategies and principles for building a shared High Holidays plan for your congregation.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Reform Pay Equity Initiative - in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the National Association for Temple Administration - invite you to register for a training webinar on equitable downsizing on June 4, 8pm ET. Learn about the best practices and concrete tools needed to make equitable decisions regarding employment matters such as salary cuts, layoffs, and furloughs during these challenging times. This training is for both professional and lay leaders who are involved in making, or impacted by, these decisions.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an informational webinar on Thursday, June 18, 1:00pm ET. We'll provide a tour of the Reform Movement Marketplace, go over key features, and answer your questions.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for an informational webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 8:30pm ET. We'll provide a tour of the Reform Movement Marketplace, go over key features, and answer your questions.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 20, 12:00pm ET on applying scenario planning for High Holidays 5781.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The URJ is partnering with the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF) to provide access to a $3-million interest-free loan program in support of URJ congregations. This is the first but not only opportunity for URJ congregations to access funds via JCRIF. Join us on Monday, May 11 at 2 pm ET for a webinar with Shira Hutt, JFNA Chief of Staff and JCRIF liaison, and Amy Asin, URJ Vice President for Strengthening Congregations. Learn more and ask your questions about this program.

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a webinar on May 13, 8pm ET with Amy Schiffman, consultant and coach from Giving Tree Associates. Together, we will uncover strategies to continue building relationships with members and donors in a crisis environment. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about virtual galas, mailings, special campaigns, and solicitations during a time of extreme uncertainty... and leave with a plan of action.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us on Thursday, May 7, 8pm ET, for a webinar on congregational collaborations, mergers, and alternatives to mergers. We’ll discuss various models of collaborative efforts among congregations, how to’s and logistics, and best principles of success. Participants will hear from leaders whose congregations have entered into successful collaborations, will learn how to plan from a place of vision and strength, and will discover how to turn a possible moment of “oh, no!” into a moment of “oh, yes!”

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm