Smaller Congregations Share Ideas in Quest to Stay Vibrant

by Yisrael Shapiro. J, August 23, 2012.


This article looks at the efforts of Jewish congregations and judicatories to address the challenges of small congregations.


ideas on how to address challenges related to communication, education, relationships, and finances

Recommended Audience

Jewish clergy and lay leader



Practical Applications

  • Discuss ways your congregation can expand its outreach by using the ideas outlined in this article as a starting point.
  • Be inspired by the stories and ideas of different Jewish congregations across the country.

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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