Bringing together congregations that see their adult population as a valuable and sacred resource to their community.
Communities of Practice (CoP) convene cohorts of congregational leaders for long-term, innovative learning about a topic of shared interest. Participants learn from experts, including opportunities to ask big questions, and share ideas and best principles. The curriculum includes face-to-face and virtual gatherings, e-learning, and coaching from URJ staff.
Using lessons learned, participants design and implement experiments for their own congregations through which they learn to take risks, benefit from successes and challenges, and evaluate and share their results. The experiments’ outcomes are intended serve as a catalyst to help congregations transform into welcoming communities of meaning and purpose, as well as expand the knowledge base of the field and the Reform Movement.
Four new Communities of Practice will launch in fall-winter 2016-17:
Applications for these Communities of Practice closed on May 23rd. Applicants will be contacted in the coming weeks regarding their application.
For more information, contact Rabbi Esther Lederman at (212) 452-6577 or ELederman@urj.org
Reimagining Financial Support for your 21st Century Congregation
A report from the 2013-2015 Community of Practice
Engaging Families with Young Children
Findings from two 2013-2015 Communities of Practice.
Engaging Young Adults: Paving the Road to Meaningful Young Adult Engagement
Findings from the 2013-14 Community of Practice and interactive workbook.