The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
More than ever, today's synagogues need tools and support to sustain financial health, care for their facilities, and manage day-to-day operations. The URJ has initiated two Communities of Practice to help congregations:
Finding the Sacred in the Mundane: Reimagining FInancial Support
Participating congregations will learn about, experiment with and create innovative, relational-based dues, fees and philanthropic models of finance that can increase both congregational funding and membership engagement.
Reimagining Financial Support in the 21st Century
This Community of Practice has brought together congregations interested in exploring various financial models beginning March 2013.
Additionally, URJ congregational leaders can find and share resources, discuss challenges, and learn from peers in discussion groups in The Tent, the communication and collaboration platform for leaders in the Reform Movement. These are just a few of the many groups that are available, in which you can share resources, pose questions and learn from others:
Our sacred communities run well when supported by strong administration. Learn more.
What are the unique issues we face in creating and caring for our sacred spaces? Learn more.
From dues, credit cards and budgets to tax, investments, accounting and more, discuss your finance related questions here. Learn more.
From capital campaigns, planned giving and donor recognition to fundraising best practices and more, this is the place to explore these issues. Learn more.
The safety of our communities is of the utmost importance. How can we implement proper precautions while maintaining a holy and peaceful space? Learn more.