Playlist Judaism: Making Choices for a Vital Future

by Kerry Olitzky. Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.

Written by a rabbi who specializes in bringing Judaism to interfaith families and the unaffiliated, this resource emphasizes how synagogues must engage and serve the community rather than remain isolationist.


big tent Judaism, community outreach, insight from one of Newsweek's 50 Leading Rabbis in North America

Best For

Jewish clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Consider unique ideas on how to integrate your synagogue into the community by discussing this book in small groups.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. 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 LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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