Jump-starting a Synagogue Stimulus Plan

by Rabbi Sid Schwarz. The Jewish Week, November 19, 2013.

This article looks at the challenges facing synagogues in the United States and offers solutions to overcome them.


ideas to increase synagogue vitality

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Jewish clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Use this article as a discussion starter before executing a planning experience or redevelopment effort.
  • Strategize ways to increase synagogue vitality after reading this article with clergy and lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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