The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community

by Dr. Ron Wolfson. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2006.

This resource offers a compelling vision for how synagogues can become vibrant spiritual centers in their communities by embracing hospitality as an essential aspect of the congregation.


synagogues as sacred communities, becoming an inviting center, the nuts and bolts of creating a welcoming faith community

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create a space where people can experience engaging worship, vibrant relationships, and healing, by applying best practices outlined in the book to become a more welcoming congregation.
  • Share this resource with the congregation's hospitality team for inspiration.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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