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Outreach Training Programs

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, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, and Jewish Family & Children's Service.


For more information, please contact Maria Benet, mbenet@urj.org, or call 617-928-0012. 

2015-2016 New Workshops In Formation

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