Synagogue & Community

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How to Grow Your Daily Minyan: Two Creative Approaches

Thinking about shaking up your minyan? Learn about some innovative ideas from USCJ kehillot.

by Nancy Brand and Fred Ezekiel | Comments Off on How to Grow Your Daily Minyan: Two Creative Approaches
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Who Will Tell the Story? I Will

The Shoah had seemed like far-off history, until this Jewish teen took part in an intimate gathering known as Zikaron BaSalon

by Marina Cemaj | Comments Off on Who Will Tell the Story? I Will
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To Survive, To Strive, and To Thrive

After Katrina, a New Orleans congregation has done much more than come back from adversity

by Bob Leventhal | Comments Off on To Survive, To Strive, and To Thrive
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What Does the Torah Say About Paying Dues?

Synagogue dues and membership models have for several years been the focus of spirited discussion in the Jewish world. What does our tradition teach us about membership, funding and the meaning of community?

by Barry Mael | Comments Off on What Does the Torah Say About Paying Dues?
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A Journey to Jewish Identity

A young refugee finds comfort and community in Judaism.

by Michael Brassloff | Comments Off on A Journey to Jewish Identity

Creating a Minyan of Comfort: A New FJMC-Cantors Assembly Initiative

by Dave Mandell | Comments Off on Creating a Minyan of Comfort: A New FJMC-Cantors Assembly Initiative

The Personal Touch

The winner of a new Jewish leadership award is bringing younger Jews into her aging congregation.

by Gila Drazen | Comments Off on The Personal Touch

Funding the Conservative Movement

How one congregation makes a difference

by Rhonda Jacobs-Kahn | Comments Off on Funding the Conservative Movement
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Holy Chutzpah

Synagogues move from social action committees to social action commitment

by Laurie Kamens | Comments Off on Holy Chutzpah
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What’s the Cure for an Immunity to Change?

The real problem is not that people or institutions don’t want to change; the problem is the psychological barrier to substantive personal or institutional change of which most of us are unaware.

by Rabbi Joshua Rabin | Comments Off on What’s the Cure for an Immunity to Change?
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