Please join us for these Innovative Programs

ATTRACTING & ENGAGING MILLENNIALS:
SUBURBAN EDITION


Wednesday evening, June 15th at 7:00

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Rabbi Leora Kling-Perkins, Temple Emunah, Lexington

Rav-Hazzan Aliza Berger, Temple Emanuel of Netwon

An opportunity to learn from a panel of rabbis each with a proven track record of success!

Rav Claudia Kreiman and Rabbis Elizabeth Bonney Cohen and Jen Gubitz spoke with insight and brilliance about attracting and engaging millennials during our program in March. There were also those who said, "but we're in the suburbs!" So we invited Rabbis Aliza Berger, Danny Burkeman and Leora Kling-Perkins to share their strategies too. Please join us to learn from these extraordinary spiritual leaders about what has worked for them!

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Rabbi Danny Burkeman, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland

The Purpose, Process and Importance of
STRATEGIC PLANNING
Tuesday evening, June 21, 7:00-8:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • What is it?

  • Why do it? And why is it important?

  • How often?

  • What to expect?

  • What do you do with the results?

 

During our 75 minute workshop, veteran consultant, Lee Rosenfield (https://rosenfieldconsulting.com/) will explain strategic planning, outline the process, and answer your questions. A strategic planning process develops and delivers strategies that will best enable a nonprofit to advance its mission. Participants are committed to establishing measurable goals, priorities, and adjustments as internal and external conditions evolve. 

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STRENGTHENING THE RABBI-PRESIDENT RELATIONSHIP

Back by popular demand!

Synagogue Council invites synagogue professionals and lay leadership to register for workshops on developing the lay and senior professional leadership relationship. These individualized workshops will be a two hour consultation session for lay and senior professional leadership, facilitated by Daniel Langenthal (www.daniellangenthal.com). The consultation sessions are designed to help build new relationships and strengthen those that already exist. Participants will learn about each other’s working styles and also explore their own and their partners’ goals for themselves and the synagogue. This workshop will provide both a process and tools through which participants may better understand each other, clarify the differing roles and responsibilities of their positions, develop consensus building strategies, recognize and respect differences and develop skills for effective working relationships.

 

The consultation sessions are FREE to synagogues and congregations who are members in good standing of the Synagogue Council.

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR A CONSULTATION! 

Contact Gretchen Marks Brandt, gretchen@synagoguecouncil.org

 

 

Please join us for these Ongoing Programs

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DAF YOMI: FREE TALMUD CLASSES

Sunday Evenings at 7:30 pm via ZOOM
Taught by Dr. Jesse Hefter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

To all curious learners, our Daf Yomi class is conducted in English and neither Hebrew nor prior experience are required.

 

We are currently learning Tractate Megillah which addresses the laws of Purim and also discusses guidelines for public Torah readings and other synagogue practices.

Text materials are shared via Zoom.

 

"Try it, you'll like it!" You are welcome to join us for a class at anytime.

To receive the Zoom link for our Daf Yomi class, please email gretchen@synagoguecouncil.org

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THE ARNOLD ZAFF MEMORIAL

PRESIDENTS’ ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY

SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF MASSACHUSETTS

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is delighted to welcome congregational presidents (or their representatives) to semi-monthly roundtable discussions facilitated by Daniel Langenthal (https://www.daniellangenthal.com/)

 

We gather on Zoom on the first and third Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00.

Our next Presidents' Roundtable will take place on Thursday, June 2nd at noon. 

 

For the Zoom link, please contact gretchen@synagoguecouncil.org.

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Our programs exceeded expectations!

Videos and other resources are now available

The 19th Annual 

Connie Spear Birnbaum

Memorial Lecture 

Sunday, May 1 2022 (Rosh Hodesh Iyyar)

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Major General Amos Yadlin

 

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THE EVENT VIDEO IS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Contact Gretchen Marks Brandt, gretchen@synagoguecouncil.org

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State Funded Non-Profit Security Grants 
A Community Conversation with
State Senator Eric Lesser and State Representative Ruth Balser

Thursday, May 19th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

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A DEEP DIVE INTO THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS MODEL

TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH, 7:00 PM, VIA ZOOM

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION

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During this one-hour Zoom based program, Robert Carver provided the conceptual framework for the Voluntary Contributions model for synagogue funding. We also heard from a panel of representatives from congregations who have implemented this model about planning, implementation and what they've learned. 

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Rav Claudia Kreiman,

Temple Beth Zion, Brookline

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Rabbi Jen Gubitz, Temple Shalom of Newton

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Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney Cohen, Congregation Kehilath Israel, Brookline

ATTRACTING & ENGAGING MILLENNIALS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 7:30 PM EST

An extraordinary conversation with a panel of rabbis, each with a proven track record of success! 

Our Gala, Featuring Keynote Speaker
Dr. Susannah Heschel and Honoring Our Educators, was extraordinary! 

Thursday, January 13, 2022
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SEE WHAT THE SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL HAS BEEN UP TO!
Click on the image to explore our 2020/2021 Annual Report 
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DISRUPTING SYNAGOGUES...

WHAT CAN SYNAGOGUES AND CONGREGATIONS LEARN FROM CHABAD?

Consultant Keith Krivitzky helped us to unpack the secrets of the Chabad's success and offered guidance in applying some of their strategies to our own congregations.

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO OF THIS PROGRAM

CLICK HERE FOR THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION

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SUSTAINABILITY & LEGACY PLANNING
FOR  SMALL CONGREGATIONS

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SEEKING IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS:

THE WISDOM OF GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
 

Spiritual Director, Author and Psychologist Dr. Roslyn Weiner and Rabbi Neil Kominsky explored the value of group spiritual direction for pulpit rabbis and how it may also benefit lay leadership and congregants.

 

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

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The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts builds connections among individuals and communities to promote mutual understanding and respect for Jewish diversity. Synagogue Council serves and strengthens congregations spanning the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice and thereby promotes Jewish unity and pluralsim.