They cannot determine what the future will be but give us a snapshot of where we are. And they allow us to be strategic and smart about how we steer Jewish life.
Catherine S. Fischer
Through my varied professional responsibilities - overseeing synagogue membership, outreach, programming, and eventually philanthropy - I increasingly focused on ensuring that all our lay and professional efforts were in alignment with our vision so that the sacred could be experienced regardless of the portal through which one entered.
Larry Glickman, FTA
Leaders of our congregations had to pivot in March of 2020 to new methods of engagement and connection as the “flow” of our work and community interactions radically changed.
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.
This month we celebrate the graduations and ordinations of a new class of our Jewish future: rabbis, cantors, educators, and non-profit leaders, newly ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century and foster our communities to be vital centers of learning, engagement, and identity building.
Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Dear Synagogue Leaders,
We keepers of the flame
Of Jewish communal living
If we haven’t already done so
That the time to go back
Is arriving soon.
We want to go back to in-person worship
We want to go back to in-person meetings