Category: Judaism

12 Mar

Synagogue Self-Assessment: Are you Positioned to Survive or Thrive?

Synagogues no longer can take for granted business as usual. To assess your synagogue’s real situation, start with an honest assessment using the questions below in partnership with your...

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02 Mar

Six Synagogues – An Oversimplified Lay of the Land

I spend a lot of time in the synagogue space. A colleague asked me for a overview of what I am seeing the most. Here are 6 oversimplified, overgeneralized...

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01 May

Synagogues that Get "It"

I met with a young rabbinical student this morning. We had an inspiring conversation, the kind that fills you with promise for the future. She asked me what commonalities...

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14 Sep

7 Suggestions for Synagogues at the “Apple Reveal” of the Jewish Calendar

This article originally appeared on and can be seen at My 11 year old like much of the world was aware of the Apple iPhone 6 reveal...

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27 May

Jewish Social Entrepreneurship

Tonight is the CJP/PresenTense  Boston Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship launch. (You can watch it live at An email I received today about tonight’s launch party at City Year said,...

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31 Dec

Planning for Your Community’s Future

Below is an article that I wrote that was published by Planning for Your Community’s Future December 31, 2009 by eJP by Nanette Fridman As we embark upon...

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17 Dec

Fairfield 2009

Some friends in Fairfield, CT told me about an incident last Sunday at their local menorah lighting. Three masked men showed up holding Nazi flags and yelled anti-Jewish remarks...

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