Synagogue Life

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The Blockbuster Synagogue

Synagogues beware: Don’t follow the video chain’s example by not adapting to today’s realities.

by Rabbi Jeremy Fine | Comments Off on The Blockbuster Synagogue
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The Newest Generation of Religious Leadership for Our Movement

The graduates of the Conservative movement’s rabbinical schools will continue to motivate and inspire as they step into their new roles in pulpits, schools, Hillels, and elsewhere in the Jewish world.

by Debbi Kaner Goldich | Comments Off on The Newest Generation of Religious Leadership for Our Movement
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For the Sake of Heaven

With the help of a new book, even routine synagogue board meetings gain sparks of meaning.

by Rabbi Rachel Ain | Comments Off on For the Sake of Heaven
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People of the Prayer Book

Taking a page from Lev Shalem, the popular High Holiday machzor, a new Shabbat and festival siddur offers an updated translation, layout and commentary designed to enliven the experience of prayer
for contemporary Jews.

by Rabbi Carol Levithan | Comments Off on People of the Prayer Book
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Sister Act

In a world where women can be rabbis, cantors and synagogue presidents, traditional sisterhoods are re-inventing themselves and tweaking tradition to stay relevant in women’s lives.

by Laurie Kamens | Comments Off on Sister Act
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In Our Interest

by Andrea Glick | Comments Off on In Our Interest
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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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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?

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
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