Rabbi David Teutsch will focus his session on values-based budgeting and how congregations can make good financial decisions even when choices are challenging. Many JRF congregations currently face painful challenges about where and how to allocate limited funds. How does a board go through decision-making processes to make necessary budget adjustments or cuts during tough times? He will also address the importance of linking budget processes with a congregation’s mission, objectives and values. To listen to the call, click here: http://jrf.org/node/2581
Rabbi David Teutsch is the Wiener Professor of Contemporary Jewish Civilization and Director of the Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he served as president for nearly a decade. He previously served as executive director of the JRF. He is the author of many books and articles, including Making A Difference: A Guide to Jewish Leadership and Not-for-Profit Management (2009) and five volumes of the series A Guide to Jewish Practice. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the groundbreaking Kol Haneshamah prayer book series published by JRF’s Reconstructionist Press. He is renowned for his consulting and training in not-for-profit management, including values-based decision making.