Please join us for these Innovative Programs
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!
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!
Rabbi Danny Burkeman, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland
The Purpose, Process and Importance of
Tuesday evening, June 21, 7:00-8:15
What is it?
Why do it? And why is it important?
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.
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, [email protected]
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 protected]
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 [email protected].
Our programs exceeded expectations!
Videos and other resources are now available
The 19th Annual
Connie Spear Birnbaum
Sunday, May 1 2022 (Rosh Hodesh Iyyar)
Featuring Keynote Speaker
Major General Amos Yadlin
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
THE EVENT VIDEO IS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST
Contact Gretchen Marks Brandt, [email protected]
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!
Our Gala, Featuring Keynote Speaker
Dr. 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.
CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO OF THIS PROGRAM
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.
CLICK HERE to explore additional Synagogue Council Events and Programs including:
Legacy Giving: A Workshop in Two Parts
Leadership Development and Succession Planning
Serving Our Roomers and Zoomers: Multi-Access Judaism
From Tay-Sachs to BRCA-Saving Lives with Modern Genetic Testing
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.