URJ Online Courses For Congregational Leaders

In a world where time is precious and congregational leaders are called on to do more and know more, the URJ has launched a number of online courses. The courses are a way to take a deeper dive in an area of synagogue life around issues that congregants are seeking to understand and help leaders look to the future in a more strategic, thoughtful way. 

These courses are asynchronous – a person starts the course and can move through it at their own pace. They use a whole variety of modalities – videos, blog posts, you can even test your knowledge with a quiz at the end of the unit.

Taking a URJ online course has so many benefits for your congregation and creates a shared language for leaders to move forward together as a team.

The following courses are currently being offered or are opening soon:

Financial Leaders Training

The URJ Congregational Finances Courses provide a basic introduction for lay leaders who have little to no experience with finances, and are intended to help them be more prepared to participate in financial conversations. They are also a valuable opportunity for lay or professional leaders who are looking for a refresher in congregational finances. In 2020, participants will be able to register for the URJ Congregational Finances Courses on a rolling basis.

View the list of courses and register now.

Leadership and Governance

Participants will

  • Learn the URJ Principles of Governance and cultivate a shared language.
  • Explore congregational governance in relation to Jewish communal life and the greater non-profit landscape
  • Mobilize fellow leaders in their congregation to connect with other congregations interested in congregational governance.
  • Apply learning from the course to lead governance work in their communities.

View the list of courses and register now.

Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy

This is an excellent way for a group of congregational leaders to learn the foundations of Creating a Culture of Philanthropy together and create a shared language. It's also a terrific opportunity for individual participants to learn about philanthropy in a congregation. Either way, it is a fantastic experience. 

Learn more.

Congregational Innovation

Register - Small Groups Course