What's happening at the Synagogue Council?
ATTRACTING & ENGAGING MILLENNIALS:
Wednesday evening, June 15th at 7:00
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! Rabbis Aliza Berger, Danny Burkeman and Leora Kling-Perkins share their insights, strategies and experience in attracting this important and sometimes elusive population.
Rabbi Danny Burkeman, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland
The Purpose, Process and Importance of
Tuesday evening, June 21, 7:00-8:15
During this workshop, veteran consultant, Lee Rosenfield (https://rosenfieldconsulting.com/) explained strategic planning, outlined the process, and answerd participants' questions.
Soaring Synagogue Utility Bills!
STRATEGIES FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION AND COST REDUCTION
With Professional Engineer
POSTPONED--NEW DATE TBD
We are all struggling with increasing energy costs. Join professional engineer Curt Freedman to learn effective strategies for conserving energy and reducing energy costs while maximizing ventilation at your synagogue.
Living Jewish Life with Joy in a Time of Uncertainty: REPORTS FROM THE ADL
Thursday, June 23 at Nooon
Rabbi Ron Fish, Director of Antisemitism, Advocacy and Education, ADL will update us on what's going on in New England: the resurgence of antisemitism, extremism and white supremacists, hate on-line, domestic terrorism and hate crimes, and, most recently BDS and the Mapping Project. He will provide suggestions about what you can do about it and answer your questions.
A New Approach to Attracting and Engaging Millennials:
Attract and Engage Baby Boomers and the Millennials will Follow!
Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM
Baby Boomers have so much more to offer than their checkbooks!
Join the Synagogue Council and The Jewish Grandparents' Network to explore new strategies in attracting and engaging millennials, strengthening families and enhancing the the Jewish community.
The Jewish Grandparents Network explores new ways for grandparents to play joyful and meaningful roles in families, to cherish time together, and to share Jewish stories, heritage, and traditions.
JOIN US FOR A GUIDED TOUR OF KOLTURE!
Select the session that works for you
Tuesday, June 28 at 12 PM
Thursday, June 30 at 7 PM
Join the Synagogue Council and the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) for a guided tour of Kolture, the newest Jewish digital arts and culture platform, and a FREE resource for your congregation. Imagine access to FREE outstanding resources for program development, book groups, lifelong learning, d'vrei Torah and more! To learn more, join us for our brief Zoom-based tour!
Kolture is an expertly curated one-stop digital destination for the best of Jewish arts and culture: visual arts, music, theater, comedy, dance, literature, food, film, fashion, architecture, digital media, podcasts... Our curators scour the world to bring you thematic content designed to spark meaningful conversation
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.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR A CONSULTATION!
Contact Gretchen Marks Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for these Ongoing Programs
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 email@example.com
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, July 7th at noon.
For the Zoom link, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our programs exceeded expectations!
Videos and other resources are now available
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.
A DEEP DIVE INTO THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS MODEL
TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH, 7:00 PM, VIA ZOOM
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.
Rav Claudia Kreiman,
Temple Beth Zion, Brookline
Rabbi Jen Gubitz, Temple Shalom of Newton
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!
Featuring Keynote SpeakerDr. Susannah Heschel and Honoring Our Educators, was extraordinary!
Thursday, January 13, 2022
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.
SUSTAINABILITY & LEGACY PLANNING
FOR SMALL CONGREGATIONS
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.
Legacy Giving: A Workshop in Two Parts
Leadership Development and Succession Planning
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.