Revolution of Jewish Spirit: How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life, Transform your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community

by Baruch HaLevi, Ellen Frankel. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2012.


This book details the story of a Jewish renewal in Massachusetts, and describes successful strategies such as a new form of provisional membership, so that other congregations may prosper as well.


differences between a dying synagogue and a vibrant one, renewal of worship and sacred spaces, encouraging daily personal spiritual development

Recommended Audience

Jewish clergy and lay leaders, Jewish Spiritual Centers, community centers, and foundation


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Renew your Jewish community through the revival of Ruakh, and by applying the strategies used by the synagogue described in the book.
  • Learn the differences between a dying synagogue and a vibrant one, and see if your synagogue is in need of a revival.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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