Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community

by Ron Wolfson. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2013.


Based on research from more than 100 interviews and site visits, this resource offers best practices for building a strong community, giving an overview of different kinds of personal relationships, case studies, and skills for building community.


case studies, strategies for building relationships and community, obstacles to relationships, success stories

Recommended Audience

Jewish clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Be inspired by case studies and success stories of congregations that were able to build impactful relationships by studying this resource as a leadership team.
  • Build a strong community that provides identity, purpose, and meaning for members by following strategies outlined.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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