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Rabbi Gurvis teaching

Leadership Development

Throughout the year, we offer community-wide skill building opportunities designed for clergy, educators, Jewish professionals and lay leaders. These unique, interactive and topical programs are developed, taught and sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism, in collaboration with the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the Jewish Discovery Institute; and in cooperation with Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh & Education Center, the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, InterfaithFamily, and Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston.


Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Embracing Racial Diversity in Our Jewish Communities with Rabbi Julie Zupan at Temple Shalom of Newton

Featuring April Baskin, URJ Vice President for Audacious Hospitality


Past Programs
Before & Beyond Conversion: Personal, Family & Faith Issues
Comforting the Bereaved: Issues of Loss & Mourning in Interfaith Families
Creative Strategies for Reaching the Unaffiliated
Embracing the Covenant: Birth Ceremonies for Interfaith Families
Engaging Families with Young Children
Maximizing Your Marketing Skills to Increase the Warmth of Your Welcome
Nurturing Jewish Children in Interfatih Families from Pregnancy to Preschool
Pre-Marital Counseling with Interfaith Couples
Re-Envisioning Engagement: Re-Imagining Congregational Membership & Dues Models
Supporting Children of Interfaith Families in our Schools
Telephone Ambassadors: What Do You Say After You Say Hello?
Wedding Ceremonies & Contemporary Pastoral Challenges
When Your Son or Daughter Falls in Love with Someone from Another Faith