A community process to resolve questions about observance of Shabbat
Topics: Congregational Development, Jewish Practice, Community Building, Congregational and Organizational Life, Holy Days and Rituals
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling is the former Torah of Money director at the Shefa Fund (now Bend the Arc). This article is adapted from a talk at the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation Tikkun Olam Kallah March, 2003.
Topics: Congregational Development, Synagogue Programs, Tikkun Olam, Jewish Community, Community Building, Innovative Programming
A list of ways to warmly welcome new members into your community, from partnering new members with veteran members to running special programs for members' uninvolved partners and families.
Type: How to
A guide to thinking about and implementing long-term strategic planning in your congregation as a community building process.
Topics: Congregational Development, Money and Values, Synagogue Administration, Transitions, Community Building
Type: How to
An exercise examining your congregation's goals and values, evaluating successes and planning for the future.
Type: Evaluation Tool
This article contains talking points on dissent and community, as well as a guide to a three step method for ethical decision making in your community.
Topics: Congregational Development, Jewish Life, Synagogue Programs, Tikkun Olam, Community Building