congregational life

congregational life

Hand holding a smartphone displaying the home screen of the Twitter app

If your congregation has a Twitter account, you’re probably already using it to share out programmatic info – upcoming events, religious school closings, community seders, themed Kabbalat Shabbat s

Kate Bigam
Male hand holding a white megaphone against a chalkboard

Sustained moral outrage must be our only response to the prevalence of firearm-related deaths in our country.

Rabbi Aaron Meyer
Compass dial pointing to best principle

Everyone wants an easy answer: “Tell us what to do, and we’ll do it!” synagogue leaders often plead – but given congregations’ varied histories, cultures, demographics, physical spaces, and resourc

Amy Asin
Shabbat service in a synagogue sanctuary

Judaism is a communal religion. We celebrate together, we mourn together, we worship together, we learn together, and we play together.

Alan Zeichick
anti-Semitic graffiti

With bomb threats and acts of vandalism aimed at Jewish institutions dominating the headlines, congregational leaders are evaluating their synagogues’ safety and security procedures.

Michael H. Goldberg
Two girls on the bank of a pond

I never went to summer camp, unless you count the rec program on the playground in Fords, New Jersey, where I grew up.

Nancy Levene
Two puzzle pieces being held in front of bright sunlight

Whenever we undergo a major life change – getting married, having a child, moving, or starting a new job, for example – we can feel overwhelmed with all there is to learn, adapt, and incorporate in

Rabbi Marci Bellows