Listen to the audio from this session. It's divided up into three segments:
Growth isn’t only about numbers; if your congregation is to grow, it must focus also on dynamic changes. In this 2.0 class, we will explore various approaches to membership engagement, outreach to non-synagogue affiliated Jews and non-Jewish partners, successful growth strategies- even in challenging times- and will provide workshop participants with opportunities for practical application to their home communities.
Requirements: Because we are offering a deeper examination of the issues we ask three things of participants:
• Listen to the PEARL 2008 intro class on this topic
• Read the downloadable PDF on this topic
Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit, is the Director of Outreach & Tikkun Olam, and a congregational consultant and resource developer for the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. He is a founding member of Shabbat Unplugged and the Davenning Leaders’ Training Institute, and a spiritual director for numerous clergy and communities. He has written and developed resources and delivered workshops in the areas of community building, leadership, prayer, interactive midrash, contemporary views of GOD, prayer and spiritual leadership skills, money and Jewish values, social justice issues, Jewish environmental concerns and Jewish men's issues. He is the author of "Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Community (Alban, 2005) and a forthcoming book for Jewish Men.
Marsha Katz Rothpan is Senior Program Officer for STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal) and, among her responsibilities, manages STAR’s Synaplex™ Initiative. Before coming to STAR, Marsha was a consultant for six years to non-profits. She specialized in planning and evaluation, program development, leadership development and grant writing.
She holds a Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is from the University of Oklahoma