Leadership Development and Congregational Management

Arnold Zaff Memorial Presidents' Leadership Forum

Models of Collaboration: The Role of the Synagogue President

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2-3:30pm

WEBINAR Facilitated by Dr. Craig Schneider



In the best and worst of times, the success and vitality of our synagogues, rests on the shoulders of its key leadership, including spiritual leaders, presidents, and executive directors. This program is the first in the Models of Collaboration series among these key leaders, with a focus on the role of the president, particularly to help onboard new presidents. The format will be a moderated panel of current and past presidents followed by an interactive Q & A session.  Our goal is to leverage the experience, wisdom and insights of our panelists and also to answer your questions about best practices for collaboration—what a new president needs to know to succeed!  

Gala Celebration



The Path Forward

Thursday, September 19, 2019 6pm

Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Ave. Needham, MA 02492

Arnold Zaff Memorial Presidents' Leadership Forum

Sunday, April 7, 2019 10am

Temple Emeth, 194 Grove St. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


The Presidents' Council of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is now The Arnold Zaff Memorial President's Leadership Forum, in honor of past president, Arnold Zaff z"l. We will provide a yearly gathering and training opportunity for presidents of congregations in Massachusetts and those on the path to leadership.


To launch this initiative, we are planning to hold a workshop on Sunday morning, April 7th at 10:00 AM for you presidents and presidents-to-be.

Fundraising Essentials for Congregations


Same Seminar * 2 Convenient Locations and Dates


Points South

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7-9pm

Temple Kol Tikvah, 9 Dunbar St. Sharon, MA 02067

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MetroWest/Central MA

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7-9pm

Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St. Natick, MA 01760

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Fundraising Essentials for Congregations

Tuesday February 12, 7-9pm

Temple Reyim, Newton

Tuesday March 20, 7-9pm

Temple Emanuel, Andover


Dessert and beverages provided. 

Led by Edith Moricz, MBA.

Sometimes it really is about the money. You can have creative leadership and exciting programatic ideas but if you can't pay for them ...


We Can Help. 


The 2 hour seminar will cover topics such as capital campaigns, letters, communications and social media, gala events, volunteer engagement, and much more.


You will walk away with immediately actionable strategies that, when implemented, yield tangible results.

Edith Moricz, MBA


Our facilitator, founder of ROCKETyourNONPROFIT, has a 25 year career as a financial advisor, non-profit development coach, and business professor.  


To learn about Edith Moricz, and her track record of success, click HERE to visit her website.

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