This article brings a historical perspective on biblical taxation, suggesting that synagogue dues are a tax for Jewish citizenship. It also introduces the idea of "fair share" dues, where individual members' dues vary based on their income.
This report tracks the growth history of the religious school of RSNS. It includes history, milestones, resources and challenges. RSNS has had to impose membership caps due to the school's size limitations.
Rabbi Harris's article, written after his workshop at the 2004 JRF Convention, focuses on the benefits that non-Jews, mostly with Jewish partners, bring to the community. Harris leads us away from the "framework of cost," to open up the conversation on intermarriage.
This 2005 manual offers details and advice on every imaginable aspect of the process of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Includes info about a minchah/havdalah service as well as a regular Shabbat morning service.
This article is adapted from Carl Sheingold's State of the Movement remarks at the 2004 JRF Convention in Portland. With Mordecai Kaplan as a role model and the Jewish community and JRF the result, Sheingold argues that tension leads to growth.