10 Tips: Financial Navigation for Synagogue Leaders During a Crisis

by Barry S. Mael. March 26, 2020.

This article provides tips for congregational crisis management including finances, relationships, asking for money, and mobilizing lay leaders in response to COVID-19.


clearly defined steps to move from the COVID-19 social distancing back to normal operations; finance and budgeting; communicating with congregants; maintaining community

Best For

clergy and lay leaders, especially Jewish



Suggested Uses

  • Plan for the changes brought on by the COVID-19 crisis by considering these tips and involving lay leaders.
  • Lead change in your congregation by discussing the outlined topics with your leadership team and taking action.

About the Contributor

Aaron Spiegel

Aaron is a rabbi, author, and president of the Synagogue Studies Institute. He formerly directed the CRG and information technology at the Center for Congregations.

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