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February 2005

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

5:45 P.M.

Hosted by Temple Emanuel of Newton

We invite you to attend the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts' Annual Meeting and Installation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Temple Emanuel of Newton. The evening -- which includes a dinner buffet reception, Installation of Board members, Jewish learning and a silent auction -- will be a wonderful gathering that supports the ground-breaking work of the Synagogue Council and recognizes the accomplishments of some outstanding individuals.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jesse Hefter, Verizon technologist, Jewish community leader, and founder/president of the Greater Boston Eruv will be installed as President of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts at this community-wide celebration. To mark this special occasion, Jesse will share a text about K'lal Yisrael in a unique, interactive learning session with his friend and chevruta learning partner, Rabbi Dr. Nehemia Polen.

Also that evening will be Buy hydrocodone Online presentation of the Founders Award to DICK WISSOKER, past President of both Temple Emunah, Lexington and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts and the Community Service Award to JUDY KRELL, CJP Associate Director of Planning.

These awards are presented to communal leaders who strengthen our Jewish community, help individuals in need, and endeavor to enhance relations across the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice.

For further information, call (617) 244-6506 or e-mail [email protected]

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Helping (Rabbi-President) Partnerships Grow...

Congregations are facing many forces of change. Regardless of whether these forces represent a threat or an opportunity, they create challenges for congregational leaders. It takes teamwork between the Rabbi and President to manage these changing environments.

Research conducted by the Washington DC-based Alban Institute found that most clergy and lay leaders are managerially oriented. Their skills for synagogue strategy, vision and teambuilding are usually underdeveloped.

The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is partnering with the Alban Institute to develop a series of two workshops in February, 2005 that were carefully designed to help leaders gain a vision of the potential of these partnerships and practical tools to help partners grow.

Bob Leventhal (r) reviewing a point with several seminar attendees.


Participate with other synagogue and community leaders in the Synagogue Council's Annual Unity Mission. Just having celebrated its CHAI, 18th year, this nationally recognized two-day program in New York City is designed to teach Jewish leadership about Judaism's major branches and to spark personal interaction and contacts across demoninational lines. The Mission fee includes round trip bus transportation, hotel accommodations and all meals.

Don't miss out on this unique experience. Click here to view Unity Mission to NYC

For more information, please contact:
Linda Skolnik, Program Associate
(617) 244-6506, ext. 17