Discover programs that offer innovative ways to reinvigorate Outreach in
your congregation, including imaginative full spectrum Outreach programs,
engaging conversion candidates, a new model for interfaith couples groups and a
program to build on the success of Introduction to Judaism. Learn about
new ways of early engagement of unaffiliated young families, welcoming adoptive
families and staying connected to 20s/30s even after they move to the big city.
Find new best practices on engaging new members and baby boomers, as
well as providing support to Jewish Troops in the US Armed Forces.
What would you do if you could get your hands on programming for your synagogue that came with a track record for success and excellence? Well, now you can! The all new Outreach and Membership Idea Book Volume II features 18 award-winning programs from synagogues across North America. This book includes programs that respond to Rabbi Yoffie's 2005 Biennial initiatives as well as programming in the areas of:
Reaching 20's and 30's
Building a Reform Jewish Community
Supporting and Honoring the non Jewish spouse
Welcoming Interfaith Families into your synagogue.
Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (Revised Edition)
This definitive guide for Reform Jewish practice leads the reader to an understanding of the whole of Jewish life -- from blessing to b'nei mitzvah, Havdalah to haftarah, and tikkun olam to Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The revised edition features an index, cross-references to Mishkan T'filah, and new sections exploring the impact of changes in the movement and the world at large over the last decade, including same-sex marriage, conversion, bioethics, and justification of war. Jewish Living is an ideal gift for b'nei mitzvah, confirmation, and graduation, and deserves pride of place on the bookshelf of every Reform Jewish library, classroom, office, and home.
This revised edition reflects the changes in Jewish life and ritual since it was first published in 1988.
The Jewish Home explains many of the "whys" of major Jewish holidays and lifecycle events. The birth of a child, wedding ceremony, b'nei mitzvah and Shabbat are only a few of the topics discussed in Daniel Syme's landmark guide.
Readers learn about Jewish rituals and practice, their symbolism, and their historical and cultural roots in an easy-to-follow question and answer format.
Since 1983, this book has been the standard teaching tool for beginning "Introduction to Judaism" classes in Reform synagogues and institutions throughout North America. This revised edition has been updated and expanded to include new material in each chapter. New articles, essays, liturgical writings, and text sources reflect recent developments in the political situation in Israel, the creation of alternative liturgies and life-cycle celebrations, and the Reform movement's growing emphasis on sacred texts and spirituality.