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Tomorrow's Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life
September 13, 2018 Comments.. 932
Tomorrow s Synagogue Today Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life In the past decade many intelligent people who care deeply about synagogues have written about them So how is this book different from all other books Many books take the overall mission of the synago

  • Title: Tomorrow's Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life
  • Author: Hayim Herring
  • ISBN: 9781566994262
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the past decade many intelligent people who care deeply about synagogues have written about them So how is this book different from all other books Many books take the overall mission of the synagogue as a given, and the recommendations around structure are really about incremental change Tomorrow s Synagogue Today stimulates the reader to unleash the power of synagoIn the past decade many intelligent people who care deeply about synagogues have written about them So how is this book different from all other books Many books take the overall mission of the synagogue as a given, and the recommendations around structure are really about incremental change Tomorrow s Synagogue Today stimulates the reader to unleash the power of synagogues to exponentially influence people s Jewish lives Herring offers creative scenarios to stretch the imagination about how synagogues could become vibrant centers of Jewish life and how congregational leaders can begin to chart a new course toward achieving that goal Key to his vision are the ways synagogues can collaborate with other synagogues and other Jewish institutions in the local Jewish community and around the globe, as well as with organizations outside of the Jewish community Herring also explores structural change that is occurring in the rabbinate, as well as future roles rabbis may play and how rabbis might begin preparing for that future now He shares insights from twelve rabbis from across the country about new models of synagogue mission, governance, and organization He concludes with recommendations about the kinds of investments those who care about synagogues and the Jewish future need to make so that synagogues will remain a significant force in the Jewish community.

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    1 Blog on “Tomorrow's Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life

    1. Simcha Wood says:

      Hayim Herring's Tomorrow's Synagogue Today tends to favor the abstract and inspirational over the practical, with a lot of talk about where synagogue's need to get to but not so much about how to actually get there. But it is, nevertheless, a book that should probably be read by any rabbi or synagogue lay leader who has looked out over empty sanctuaries and diminishing revenues and wondered what should be done to reverse these trends.The most important take-away from Herring's book is that rabbi [...]

    2. Eric says:

      Rabbi Hayyim Herring raises some important questions and challenges for synagogues - their rabbis, other professionals, and lay-leaders to consider. The book looks thin, don't be deceived. It has some important Torah.

    3. Susie Chalom says:

      Clear and organized thinking from an experienced community leader who has reflected on the impact the past few years have had on Jewish communal life and what needs to be done in order to survive and even thrive in the 21st century.

    4. Buddy says:

      Lots of very intriguing ideas for moving synagogues into the 21st century. Not all of the ideas are for everyone, but the book is great for making you think about how things could be changed.

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